Terry Dean Childers, 51, of Pocola died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Pocola. Terry was born Oct. 7, 1961, in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Harold and Norma Lee (Chaffin) Childers. He was a truck driver and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Maurice and Dovie Chaffin, Cecil and Addie Childers; and nephew, Harold “Red” Brown. Our brother, our best friend and our handyman for anything or anybody, he was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a good man with a big heart and he loved his family dearly. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Shanity Leigh Childers of Cabot, Ark.; son, Reece Dean Childers of Cabot; four grandchildren; two sisters, Becky and Robert Chandler and Brenda Sweeten of Pocola; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Angie Childers of Pocola; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Pocola, OK with Brandon Halsey and Rev. Gaylon Freeman officiating. Pallbearers will be Wesley Watts, Steve Hobbs, Jamie Childers, Eric Steffey, Kenny Brown, Richie Steffey. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruben Dampier, Jim Bollinger, Tim Elkins, and Mikey Terrell.
The family will visit with relatives and friends at Evans and Miller Funeral Home in Pocola from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
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