Terry Dean Childers, 51, of Pocola, OK passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Pocola. Terry was born October 7, 1961 in Ft. Smith, AR to James Harold & Norma Lee (Chaffin) Childers. He was a truck driver and mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Maurice & Dovie Chaffin, Cecil & Addie Childers; and nephew, Harold “Red” Brown; uncle, Charles Chaffin; aunt, Edith Chaffin Gregory. 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, AR; son, Reece Dean Childers of Cabot, AR; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Becky & Robert Chandler and Brenda Sweeten of Pocola, OK; 1 brother, Randy & Angie Childers of Pocola, OK; special buddy, Robert Chandler; aunts, Patsy Chaffin Jones of Dallas, TX, Sue Chaffin Hopkins of Van Buren, AR; uncles, James Chaffin of Valley View, TX, Melvin Chaffin of Ft. Smith, AR, Billy Chaffin of Wichita, KS, Tommy Chaffin of Van Buren, AR, Doyle Chaffin of Denton, TX; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives & friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Christian Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Pocola, OK with Brandon Halsey & 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, & Mikey Terrell.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.