Robert Wayne Dearing 1938 ~ 2023

Robert Wayne Dearing, 84 year old resident of Arnett, OK, passed away on April 19, 2023. Robert was born September 11, 1938, to Harry Irwin and Geraldine (Bradshaw) Dearing in Cheyenne, OK. He attended Cheyenne Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1956. Robert then attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated with the class of 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. On January 16, 1960, Robert married Eula Mae Morris in Tulsa, OK, and to this union two sons were born, Tom and Larry. They briefly lived in Stillwater after their marriage and then moved south of Arnett. In 2002, they moved into the town of Arnett. Robert worked as a farmer/ rancher. He was a diehard OSU fan and loved watching his Cowboys. He enjoyed quail hunting, farming, ranching and all sports, especially when the sports involved his grandchildren. As his grandchildren graduated, he remained a passionate Wildcat fan. He would travel far to watch a great ball game. As he became less able to attend games, he was an avid watcher of local sports on ATown TV, and he would watch his great grandchildren on Game Changer.
Robert served on the Arnett School Board from 1978 to 1982, the AGR-Fraternity at OSU, and the ASCS Board. He was a member of Cheyenne Baptist Church where he was baptized in August of 1948. He was later a member of Arnett Baptist Church where he had the privilege of serving as a Deacon for many years. He is now a member of the Arnett Methodist Church. Robert will be greatly missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Geraldine Dearing, his mother and father in law Harvey and Eula Morris, and sister-in-law Mary Ann Overall.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eula Dearing; brother Jim Dearing and wife Frances of Cheyenne; son, Tom Dearing and wife Meredithe of Arnett; son, Larry Dearing and Jamie Landers of Arnett; grandchildren, Rick Richmond and wife Tara of South Carolina; Johnny Ray Richmond and wife Romy of Knoxville, TN; Riley Dearing and wife Lindsey of Lubbock, TX; Eli Dearing and wife Sarah of San Antonio; Haley Gonce and husband Landon of Midland, TX; Tanner Dearing and wife Paige of Arnett, OK; Caitlin Christenson and husband Allan of Edmond, OK; and Molly Landers of East Lansing, MI. Great grandchildren: Trystan and Braydon Richmond; Aubriana, Jasper, Aislinn, Annabelle and Logan Richmond; Crew Blair, Camp, and Cale Dearing; Ava and Asher Dearing; Bentley and Eloise Gonce; and Tiegan Dearing. nephew, Jeff Dearing of Roanoke, TX; and niece; Pam Dearing, of Bonham, TX.
Memorials may be made to Arnett High School – Arnett Media in care of Shaw Funeral Home, PO Box 276, Vici, OK 73859.
Graveside services were held Saturday April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am at DeBolt Cemetery, Arnett, OK with Memorial services following at 1:00 pm at the Arnett Methodist Church. Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome. net. Shaw Funeral Home of Arnett

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