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Robert (Bob) Settles

December 26, 2013

Robert (Bob) Sterling Settles, 66, of Antlers, Oklahoma, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at his home. Bob was born November 26, 1947, to J.B. and Jewel Dean King Settles in Big Springs, Texas. He married Elizabeth Ann Allen on November 5, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Deana Settles Meier, brother, Rowdy Settles and son, Rafe Sterling Settles. He is survived by his spouse, Liz Settles. Surviving children are Jacy Beth Perkins and husband, Dustin, Amber Celeste Duncan and husband, Charlie, sons, Zachary and Zeth Allen. Grandchildren are Zoe Mikayla Green, Keller Rawling Shockey and Max Bentley Duncan. Niece Shelby Settles Harper and family, nephew Rowdy Settles II and family. “Cuz” Donnie Meadows, two aunts, Peat Keel and Bobbie and an uncle, Charlie Lee King. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and a host of special friends. At the age of six, he announced to his family that he was going to be a lawyer. From that moment forward, everything he did, he did with precision and pride. In high school he was voted as “Outstanding Senior High Boy” by his fellow classmates. He attended Boy’s State, made the honor roll every semester, played sports and was the 1966 Senior Class President. His enthusiasm remained throughout five years of college at Oklahoma State University. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1971. He also received a commission in the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps where he was honored as the top cadet. Thirty years after receiving his commission, he retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Colonel. After graduating from OSU, he did a tour of duty as an officer in the United States Army. During that time, he went through Airborne and Ranger training and briefly served under Colin Powell. After his service in the regular Army, Bob started law school at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in only two and a half years. He began practicing law in Antlers, Oklahoma in May, 1978. The love he had for Antlers and his family at the First United Methodist Church could be seen in his many hours of community service. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Pushmataha Bar Association, and school board member for over fifteen years, Municipal Judge in Antlers, and various other organizations throughout the years. He was wickedly funny, intelligent, a great story-teller, and a wonderful public speaker. He was a great spouse, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew him. We love him and miss him. Memorial services will be Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00am at the Antlers Public School Auditorium with Brent Franks officiating.

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