Richard Sockey, III

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 21:39

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POTEAU – Richard Sockey, III, 80, of Poteau, OK, passed away at Baptist Health, Fort Smith, AR, on Saturday, February 18, 2023. He was born November 12, 1942, in Fort Smith, AR, to Ernestine (Ferguson) and Richard A. Sockey, Jr.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, his son, Richard A. Sockey, IV, a grandson, Jordan Robert Sockey and a brother, Michael Dale Sockey.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura Lea Sockey of El Cajon, CA; two brothers, Larry Sockey (Katie) of Pocola, OK and Bobby Sockey of Jenny Lind, AR; two sisters, Judy Hogan (David) of Fort Smith, AR and Beverly Foster of Pocola, OK; and his grandchildren, Sean (Brook) Ludwig, Erin Sockey, Serif, Oso and Richard A. Sockey, V.

Richard graduated Pocola High School with the Class of 1960. He then graduated Eastern Oklahoma State College and went on to Northeastern OK State University where he majored in Pre-Med. He went to seminary in California.

Cremation is under the direction of Evans-Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, OK. A private graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, OK. You may leave an online message at

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank all Baptist Health ICU staff for the excellent care given.


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