POCOLA, OK: Robert James Riley Matherly, 81, of Pocola, OK passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Pocola. Robert was born May 11, 1939 in Hillsdale, KY. He was a veteran of the US Air Force; an electrical engineer and a school teacher.
He was preceded in death by his mother and wife, Nita Haynes Matherly.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie; children, Greg Matherly & Cricket of Holts Summit, MO; Annette Staats & Jeff of Monroe, OK, Sandra Williams & Curtis of Decherd, TN; Jimmy Blevins & Jolene of Lone Oak, TX, Chris Blevins & Annette; 29 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Monday, November 30, 2020 at Victory Worship Center in Spiro, OK with Bryan Fouts officiating. The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends. Burial will be Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 2:00 pm at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Lisbon, LA.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Staats, Layne Blevins, Josh Stallings, Terry Scott, Greg Smith, Curtis Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Colin Matherly& Dustin Dollar.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Homer Chapel (318) 927-6110