Diana Kay Watson was born Nov. 19, 1952, to Clifton Augusta Watson and Clara May (Loard) Watson and passed peacefully on Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by her adoring family and friends. Diana and her twin brother, Danny (Pee-wee), were born in Wilson, Oklahoma. Diana was raised in nearby Healdton, Oklahoma and graduated from Healdton High School in 1971.
Diana was a loving wife whose home was immaculate, cozy, comfortable and inviting. Diana was an especially gracious and entertaining host, and her family and friends cherish the fond memories of Holiday gatherings at her home. Diana is remembered by her friends and family for her cheerful personality, quick and playful wit, compassionate and servant attitude, and her constant love and encouragement.
Diana was a loving mother and mother-in-law, adoring of and adored by her daughters and son-in-laws. Diana especially enjoyed spending time with her four young grandsons (ages 3, 7, 8, and 10), who lovingly referred to her as "DD".
DD was a wonderfully adoring, giving, attentive, and kind-hearted grandmother, and not surprisingly, her grandsons were always excited about their next visit to DD's house. She offered a fun, wise, caring and reassuring presence in their lives, and often encouraged the boys to be kind, strong, and courageous, to stand up for what is right and for those in need. Her loving spirit, wise lessons, and memorable stories will undoubtedly carry forward and offer a lasting legacy in the lives of her grandsons.
Diana was a devoted Christian and an active member of the Freedom Biker Church of Oklahoma, where she had numerous close friends and true brothers and sisters in the faith.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Clara May Watson, and brothers, Bob Watson and Danny "Pee-wee" Watson.
Diana is survived by her husband, Dewayne English of Duncan; daughters, Amanda Birdsong and husband Tim Birdsong of Austin, Texas, and Starla Newby and husband Josh Newby of Ardmore; step-sons Michael English and wife Pam of Stratford, and Curtis English and wife Patra of Yoakum, Texas; brothers, Gary Watson of Mead and Joe Watson of Wilson; sister, Barbara (Price) Dobbs of Healdton; grandsons, Noah Birdsong, Micah Birdsong, Clay Newby, and Cam Newby; along with numerous close family and friends.
A service will be held Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Biker Church of Oklahoma in Duncan, Oklahoma (803 West Walnut Avenue, Duncan, OK 73533). A graveside service will immediately follow at the Duncan Cemetery (1910 Cypress Avenue, Duncan, Oklahoma 73533).
Pallbearers will be Ralph McDaniel; nephew, Toby Price; and Diana's close friends, Matt Leitner, Ron Newby, Jack Harvey, and Darren Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers are Danny Burton and her prayer warriors, "The Encouragers," from Freedom Biker Church of Oklahoma.
Public viewing is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Whitt Funeral Home in Duncan, Oklahoma. The family would like to give a special thanks to Faith Hospice of Lawton, Oklahoma and their amazingly devoted and caring staff who provided exceptional care to both Diana and our family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at the Whitt Funeral Home Website www.whittfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations "In Memory of Diana Watson" be made to the Building Fund of the Freedom Biker Church of Oklahoma (at the address provided above). Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home of Duncan, Oklahoma.
Published on January 2, 2017