Obituary for Bobby Paige

Ponca City Now - September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Bobby James Paige of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Tuesday evening, September 24, 2013, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital at the age of 62 years.

Bobby James Paige was born on June 9, 1951, in Blackwell to Bobby J. and Vera E. (Grace) Paige. He grew up in Blackwell attending Blackwell Public Schools and graduated in 1970. Following his education he began working for the City of Blackwell. He later began working for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Blackwell before transferring to Tonkawa Division 4 where he was an equipment operator for thirty years. On May 1, 1982, he married Debra Ann Humble in Blackwell and they made their home in Blackwell. He was a member of the First Church of God and the Kay County Deputy Sheriff Reserve. He enjoyed winning many trophies in bowling. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his family, especially his granddaughter, Kara Taylor. Bobby was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of thirty one years, Debra Paige of Blackwell; his mother, Vera Paige of Blackwell; a son, Chris Williams and his wife Stephanie of Ponca City; two brothers, Kenny Paige and wife Opal of Blackwell and Terry Paige of Blackwell; two sisters, Amy Sue Barnes and husband Daniel of Blackwell and Rhonda Sue Ramsey of Haven, Kansas; a granddaughter, Kara Taylor Williams of Ponca City; and two nieces, Katelynn and Kristina Barnes of Blackwell.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a niece, Rama Barnes.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 27th at the Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. Robert Johnson of The Tabernacle officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Serving as honorary Casketbearers will be the employees of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division 4 in Tonkawa.

A memorial has been established in his honor with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for cancer research in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74361.