1940 Bobby 2024

Bobby Ray Stephens

October 25, 1940 — April 12, 2024


Bobby Ray Stephens, 83, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 12:00pm at Oak Park Retreat Center, 805 Lovers Lane in Perkins, Oklahoma 74059, there will be a potluck dinner following the service and family asks everyone to dress casual. Dighton Marler Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Bobby was born on October 25, 1940, to Isaach and Celia (Thronsbery) Stephens in Ripley, Oklahoma.

Bobby served many years in the Oklahoma National Guard achieving the rank of Seargent. He drove a fuel truck, bridge repair, maintenance and cook in the National Guard. He worked for Payne County and the city of Stillwater primarily as a bridge repair and road maintenance. He loved farming, fishing, hunting, and listening to his family play and sing music and was learning to play the guitar. He also loved to build anything but especially wagons.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Coeta, LaVeta, Colleen, Arlene, and Vivian, his brother Donald Stephens and granddaughter Marhyiah Parmley.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Gerrie, his children, Mona Stephens, Tonya Stephens, Alex Stephens and wife Lynn, Zachary Stephens and wife Dorothy, James Ross Jr. and girlfriend Angelina, and Regina Cooksey and husband John. He is also survived by his siblings, June Osborn and Kathy Beshears as well as 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, May 10, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oak Park Retreat Center

805 E. Kirk ST, Perkins, OK 74059

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