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May 23, 2012

George Dale Watson

April 1, 1923 - May 21, 2012

George Dale Watson

April 1, 1923 - May 21, 2012

Graveside service for George Dale Watson, 89, of Cleburne, Texas, formerly of Chickasha, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha.

He was born near Gracemont,  on April 1, 1923, to Marvin and Edna Watson. The family moved to the Dutton community in Grady County in 1930. He graduated from Verden High School in 1940 and attended Oklahoma University. He farmed until 1963 when health forced him to Arizona where he began a second career in industrial communications, owning businesses in Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Dale married Mary Ballard, then assistant home demonstration agent of Grady County, on July 25, 1953.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Edna Watson.

He is survived and loved by his wife of almost fifty-nine years; his daughters Karen Watson and Beth Brandt; and grandsons Ragan and Kevin Updegraff.

Service will be under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at McRay Funeral Home, 110 S. 8th St., Chickasha, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice of North Texas' Cleburne office or the Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation.

 

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