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Bobby Gene Dilldine, 76, of Inola, Okla., died at 12:47 p.m. from complications due to lung cancer and COPD, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. He was born March 30, 1941 at home in Catoosa, Oklahoma, to Arnie and Nina Dilldine.
Surviving Bobby are his children Summer Austin of Bartlesville, Tammy Hammonds of Westville, Robbie Dilldine of Renton, Washington and Nancy Allen of Perkins; siblings Betty Daugherty of Sequoyah, Lois Kalusha of Claremore, Gordon Dilldine of Claremore, Donnie Dilldine of Inola, Ernest Dilldine of Claremore, Johnny Dilldine of Tulsa, Larry Dilldine of Sequoyah and Kathy Lamberson of Broken Arrow; as well as countless grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Bobby is preceded in death by his father Arnie, mother Nina, brothers Wayman and Ralph, sisters Marge Yocum, Mary Lee Dilldine and Shirley Roberts; nephews Clay Yocum, Denny Dunham and Billy Joe Sowells.
Bobby was a long-time resident of Rogers County where he lived, worked and raised a family. He loved flower gardening, collecting dolphin figures and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, Rice Funeral Home, 631 East Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore.
Published on December 19, 2017
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