Jimmy is preceded in death by his mother and father; his brother, Sam Aboussie; his sister Fedwa Aboussie Kouri; his brother-in-law, Salen Kouri; and his sister-in-law, Emily Aboussie.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine Tayar Aboussie; his daughters, Janet Rosell, Donna Aboussie and Barbara Essali; his son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Edward Aboussie; his son-in-law, Abraham Essali; his grandchildren, Janet Ann Rosell, Armando James Rosell, Andrew Jose Rosell, Leah Aboussie Gaither, Kenneth Edward Aboussie, Jr., James Joseph Aboussie, Amanda Jo Essali, Yousef Abraham Essali and Hassan Jamil Essali. He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends from all over the world.
After graduating from Blair High School, Jimmy worked with his parents and brother at The Leader, the family owned department store in Blair, Oklahoma, later moving the store and family home to Altus, Oklahoma. Jimmy and Josephine opened Janet's Smart Apparel For Women in 1953. He and Josephine retired in 1989 after 51 years in the retail business.
Jimmy was a proud citizen of the City of Altus. He enjoyed promoting Altus to people and businesses around the world. He was dedicated to preserving the partnership between Altus Air Force Base and the City of Altus. Most of all, Jimmy loved the people of Altus and cherished his friendship with everyone of his fellow Altusans. Jimmy's family would like to send their warmest thank you to the people of Altus for their unwavering support, friendship and fondness of Jimmy.
First United Methodist Church
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