The Duncan Banner


June 3, 2014

Bobby LeBarre

April 26, 1948-May 31, 2014

DUNCAN — Funeral services for Bobby LeBarre, 66 of Walters, will be at First Baptist Church in Temple, Okla., Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kent Simpson officiating. Burial will be in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Bobby Lee “Pepe” LeBarre was born to Elmer Ernest and Ethel Anna (Parks) LeBarre on April 26, 1948 in Lawton and departed this life in Lawton on May 31, 2014 at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 5 days.

Bobby grew up in Temple, graduating from THS in 1966 with honors and was class Valedictorian. Out of high school he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving his country honorably as a bomb loader in Vietnam. Upon his return home from the service he attended Cameron University and graduated with honors and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. For a time he worked at Temple Milling and also for Diamond S Trailers and eventually joined the Oklahoma National Guard. He moved to Mission, S.D. for four years where he taught business at the local college. He soon returned to Temple and went to work for Civil Service as a painter and machinist among other duties while continuing his career with the National Guard.

Bobby married Carla Sue (Pirtle) Phillips and they made their home in Duncan where they attended Western Heights Baptist Church. She preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2007. He retired in 2008 from a fulfilling career with his beloved U.S. Military. On May 18, 2010 he married Jane (Vardell) Ogletree at Walters where they have made their home.

He enjoyed painting, tinkering and rebuilding, working in the yard, playing pool, fishing, was an avid sports fan and loved watching Nascar and football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carla LeBarre, two sisters, Peggy LeBarre and Linda LeBarre, a son, Royce Bowers, and two granchildren, Camrey Adams and Sebastian Valdez.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of the home, four daughters: Alberta Reed of Kansas, Carol Hope Sherman of Dayton, Ohio, Gail Garrison of New Castle, Okla., and Summer Bowers of Temple, five brothers and sisters and their spouses: Don and Pat LeBarre, Norman and Kay LeBarre of Walters, Judy and Joe Hardin, Ernestine and Olin Nelms, Ginger and Andy Boon all of Temple, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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