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Darrell Rothers
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
July 1, 2010
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

TAHLEQUAH -- Darrell Rothers of Vian was born May 23, 1938, in Havensville, Kan., to Phil and Ferne (Kelly) Rothers, and passed away June 25, 2010, in Vian, at the age of 72.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gayle of the home; two daughters, Terri Dillon of Freemont, Neb. and Lucinda Rothers and Jon Washington of Tahlequah; four sons, Greg Rothers of Muldrow; Joseph Rothers and wife Doris of Vian; J.C. Rothers and wife Jeanette of Claremore; Aaron Noisey of Pendleton, Ore.; one sister, Karen Ann Nix of Whiting, Kan.; three brothers, Dean Rothers of Denver, Colo.; Cecil Rothers of Topeka, Kan.; and Kenneth Rothers of Seneca, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, Alissa, Alia, J.C. Jr., Abigayle, Kyle, Coty, Jonathon, Dusty, Margaret Gayle, Shelby and Kirsten; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Shawn Rothers. He loved to farm, be active at the community center and follow sports. His greatest thrill was to see his kids and grandchildren. He would often say that he wished they all lived closer. He got his start in the construction business with his uncle Alvis and later retired from Sherwood Construction in 2000 after more than 20 years of employment.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Blackgum Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Ritter officiating. Burial followed in Cherokee - McCoy cemetery under the direction of the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Pallbearers were Terry Wright, Mickey Jones, Duck White, Brian Mendenhall, Mark Jones, George McCoy. Honorary pallbearers were Jonathon Washington, J.C. Rothers, Jr., Coty Pavey, Jonathon Rothers and Dusty Baker.

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