POTEAU—Funeral services for Richard Edwin “Dick” Searles, 70, of Poteau are Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Poteau with Phil McGehee, Frank Harris, Larry Harris and Tom Chapelle officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
He passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 in Poteau and was born in Haverhill, Mass. on July 24, 1944 to Walter and Margaret (Batchelder) Searles, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and a member of the Poteau Masonic Lodge #46 for 40 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Doyle Wayne Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Bessie “Louise” Searles; a daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Schmitz; and granddaughters, Abigail “Abby” Schmitz, Aracely Ortiz and Sharolyn Bravo.
Services awill be 10 am, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Poteau, OK with Phil McGehee, Frank Harris, Larry Harris & Tom Chapelle sharing memories. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Pritchett, Larry Henry, Bob Lindstrom, Jr. Sockey, Bill Hoffman, Bert Corr, Bob Dorey and Steve Schmitz. Honorary pallbearers will be the Masonic Lodge.
The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.