Howard (Jake) Russell Bode, 86, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Stillwater. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater with Pastor Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Morris Heights Cemetery in Orlando. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Howard was born Oct. 19, 1926, to Ben and Maude (Dilley) Bode in Orlando.
He married Dorletis Meeks on Feb. 5, 1948. They were together for 51 years until her death in 1999. In 2002, he married his second wife, Beatrice Rembert, who passed away in 2008.
Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Maude Bode; first wife, Dorletis; second wife, Bea; and son, David Bode; sisters, Annie Cullers and Mary Lamb; brothers, Raymond and Bill Bode.
He is survived by his son, Dusty Bode, and wife, Kathy, of Mulhall; two grandchildren, Katy Marie Schoepflin, and husband, Tye, of Mulhall, and Steward Wayne Bode, of Perry; three great-grandchildren, William Joseph Bode of Stillwater, and Ethan and Ryker Schoepflin of Mulhall; brother, Louis Bode, and wife, Barbara, of Guthrie; sister, Hattie Knott ,of Thousand Oaks, California; step-son-in-law, Skip Rembert, and wife, Jan, of San Angelo, Texas; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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