Derrel Epperly

Derrel Wayne Epperly

Sunday October 19, 1952 - Wednesday September 30, 2020
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Marlow: Derrel Wayne Epperly, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Marlow, at the age of 67.

The family will be receiving family and friends on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Purdy Cemetery, with Sister Ellen Abshire officiating. Burial will be in the Purdy Cemetery in Garvin County. Arrangements are under the care of the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Service in Marlow.

Derrel was born Sunday, October 19, 1952 in Poteau, to Sherman Epperly and Maxine (Corn) Epperly. He grew up in Bengal, graduating from Leflore High School with the Class of 1970 and attended college at Eastern Oklahoma State College and SEOSU. Derrel married Sherrie Gamble in Fort Smith, who later preceded him in death. He moved to Maysville then to Stringtown for more than 25 years eventually returning to Bengal prior to moving to Marlow. Derrel went on to marry, Mary Sherwood in Fort Smith on September 10, 2001; they were married for 19 years before his passing. Derrel worked as a Unit Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for more than 27 years before retiring. He was an avid bass fisherman and hunter that enjoyed the outdoors. Derrel loved basketball and watching his grandchildren play softball, football, and baseball. He loved to give his dog Gracie rides in his golf cart. Derrel was always doing for others whether that meant buying meals, sharing his canned vegetables, except his jelly with friends and family, or offering a prayer for them. He was a devout Christian man, who lived his faith. Derrel was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Epperly of the home, a daughter, Leyna Renae Dominic and husband David of Red Oak, a step-son, Steven Wayne Taylor and wife Crystal of Lindsay, a step-daughter, Jamie D'Ann Taylor and husband Dewey of Ringling, 13 grandchildren, Reagan, Easton, Kayla, Colt, Cole, Austin, Brooklyn, Amanda, Cody, Scotty, Caleb, Isaiah, Kelsey, 7 great-grandchildren, Kaisdon, Olivia, Rylinn, Landyn, Maezlynn, Rynlie, and Haelynn. He is also survived by his mother, Maxine Epperly of Bengal, 2 sisters, Joyce Keen and husband Arley of Liberty, Bretta Green and husband Bill of Bengal, and a niece, Tara Jo Hollan-Jones and husband Boog of AR.

Along with his first wife, Sherrie, Derrel was preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Hicks, and his father.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy Sharp, Jimmy Gray, Reggie Green, Jay Selzer, Lyndol Schultz, and Jesse Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Don Ferlin, Mike Ramsey, and Johnny Owens.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday October 6, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home
    415 W. Main, PO Box 349
    Marlow, OK 73055
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  • Service

    Wednesday October 7, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday October 7, 2020 11:00am
    Purdy Cemetery
    Address not given
    Garvin County, OK
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  • Interment

    Purdy Cemetery
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    Garvin County, Oklahoma
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Linda Burns Hafley

Posted at 07:41pm
My sincere condolences for you Joyce and all your family in the loss of your beloved brother Darrel.

Jimmy and Donna Gray

Posted at 07:25pm
Remembering you and Derrel in our minds and in our thoughts
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Pat, Casey & Diana, Mark & Jessica, Bryan & Marla,

Posted at 02:10pm
This plant is for Maxine Epperly ,Joyce, and Bretta. Our prayer is Gods Peace and Comfort through this time.
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Ron and Marilyn Scott

Posted at 11:40am
To our dear friend Derrel, you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace with God and the angels.
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Sharron spears

Posted at 10:36am
I am so very sorry , condolences to all. I met Darrel at a garage sale you were having I believe 4 years ago. I am from Alberta. Darrel and I started a conversation we talked about hunting. I told him we lived on a farm and had moose in the yard at times. He wanted me to send pictures but I never got it done. Never had my ph at the right time. We chatted a few times on Facebook. May he Rest In Peace

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