Bobby Dean Southerland was born September 21, 1949 in Willis, Oklahoma to Alfred Lee and Hazel Mae (Forguson) Southerland and passed away January 22, 2020 in Ft Smith, Arkansas at the age of 70.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Sharon Southerland, one daughter, Sheri Southerland, three sons, Robert Southerland and wife Regina, Michael Southerland, Danny Southerland and wife Lacrisha, one brother, Donnie Carroll and wife Tina, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Alfred Southerland and Hazel Jensen, one two sisters, Nancy Acree and Emily Carroll, and three brothers, Sammie Southerland, Billy Southerland, and Ronnie Southerland.
Bobby loved the country life and fishing became his priority. He was a shade tree mechanic and a master at driving fast cars. He got his family involved in racing at a young age and loved watching them race at Tri-State Speedway, where they spent many weekends. He loved his family and his grandchildren very much and was so proud of them all. He attended Panama Assembly of God from time to time but most of his time was spent on a pond bank or visiting with his friends, talking and laughing about his old adventures.
Funeral services will 10am Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Panama Assembly of God Church with Pastor Danny Southerland officiating.
Burial will follow in the Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Grace Funeral Service of Poteau. Viewing will be 12pm-4pm Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday with the family visiting with friend from 2pm-4pm Sunday. Pallbearers will be his Grandsons.
To sign Mr. Southerland’s online guest book, please visit www.gracemanorfh.com