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Joe Wayne Bobbitt
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 • Posted March 17, 2010

Joe Wayne Bobbitt, of Fredonia, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, at the age of 27. Mr. Bobbitt is survived by his wife Courtney Bobbitt of Fredonia, four sons; Devon, Joe N., Gunner, and Leroy all of Fredonia, his parents Joe C. and Mary Bobbitt of Fredonia, a sister Magen Durham of Fredonia and his grandparents Joe F. and Willie Bobbitt of Calvin, Oklahoma and Bill and Starr Gentry of Mason, numerous aunts and uncles including Mary Ring and Denise Wilson along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe Wayne was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on May 13, 1982. He lived in Calvin, Oklahoma for 16 years and then moved to Texas. On February 15, 2002, he married Courtney Purser and they made their home in Fredonia. Joe Wayne was a talented, hard working man who could build anything from fences to metal buildings to houses. He enjoyed life and especially enjoyed the outdoors. He worked as a hunting guide and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles or just spending time outside. Joe Wayne also loved spending time with Courtney and with their children. He was a good husband, son, dad and uncle.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bethel Cemetery at Camp Air with Pastor Charles Partin officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Joe C. Bobbitt, Joe F. Bobbitt, Gerald Wilson, James Ring, Brad Rockey, Jason Gentry, Bill Gentry and Fernando Bireles. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Purser, Tony Landeros, Jason Bankston, Danny Bankston, Mitchell Bankston, Bobby Durham, Bart Ellison, Charley Locke, Matt Purser, Rusty Bankston, "Catfish" Bankston, Danny James, David Holt, Gabriel Tobar and Adam Haley.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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