Duane Roe, 67, of Poteau died Dec. 8, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark., after battling cancer. Duane was born in Casper, Wyo., Jan. 4, 1946.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, an infant son and two brothers, Kerry Roe of Casper and Kenneth Toca of Decatur, Ill.
Duane is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon Roe; one sister and brother-in-law, Tanya and Phil Schneider of Bozeman, Mont.; one brother Dennis “Skip” and Beverly Kennedy of Poteau; one son and wife, Shane and Amy Roe of Sheridan, Wyo.; two daughters and their spouses, Cheryl and David Turner of Howe, Carrie and Richard Jacobs of Dumas, Texas; six grandchildren, Brian, Duane and Doris of Texas, Devunn, Morgan and Kendra of Wyoming; two great-grandchildren, Skylee and Jaden, both of Wyoming; two sisters-in-law, Connie Osborne of Loveland, Colo., Janice Toca of Decatur; special friend just like a father to Duane, Jim Faul of Thermopolis, Wyo.; special friend of the family who helped with his care during his illness, Micheal Marr; and many other friends and loved ones.
Duane loved life, he loved his family and welcomed anyone into the family. He was a dad to so many kids, he was kind and caring, always there to help anybody with anything, did not matter time of day or temperature outside. He grew up in the Lander-Buffalo, Wyo., area working on the ranch until the 1960s when he went to work for Teton Exploration Drilling Co. In 1983 after Teton closed, Duane moved the family to Poteau, where he did some drilling for Drillers Limited, later becoming owner-operator of Magness Muffler in Poteau for several years. He drove a truck in 48 states for several years before returning to the oilfield. He loved his job in the oilfield and he was good at it. In his spare time he loved to build things out of wood, or work in the yard.
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