Robert E Friend, 78, Fairland, OK, passed into eternal rest at 1:30 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at his home in rural Fairland. Robert Eugene Friend was born July 13, 1933 in Seneca, MO the son of Charley and Ercell (Culp) Friend. Robert had lived in the area all his life. He owned and operated a cattle ranch. Robert was a lifelong member of the Assemblies of God and was attending the Wayside Assembly of God north of Wyandotte, OK. Robert E. Friend married Norma Francis Lankford June 21, 1952 and she survives. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Charley and Ercell Friend; one daughter, Janie C. Burch and one sister Leveta F. Friend. Survivors include two sons, Darrel Friend and wife Debbie, Wyandotte, OK and Rick Friend and wife Diane, Seneca, MO; two brothers, Melvin Friend and wife Lynn and Donnie Friend and wife Peggy all of Wyandotte, OK; four grandsons, Jerry Friend and wife Robin, Jason Friend, Travis Hunter and wife Barbara and Justin Burch; one granddaughter, Jessica Oakley and husband Jon; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services under the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca will be held at 10:00 AM, Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 at the Seneca Assembly of God Church with Rev. Don Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery with Jerry Friend, Jason Friend, Travis Hunter, Justin Burch, Jon Oakley and Caleb Friend serving as pallbearers; Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Friend, Troy Friend and Don R. Friend. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.