Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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D.W. Wilson

Born: 4/18/1929

Died: 4/8/1997

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

D.W. Wilson was born in Haworth, Oklahoma on April 18, 1929 to Daruis Willis Wilson and Edyth (Yeargin) Wilson. He died on Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 67 years, 11 months, and 20 days following a short illness.

He was fondly known by family and friends as Chief. He grew up in southeastern Oklahoma, attended school in Haworth and graduated from Goodland Indian School in 2947. He attended Oklahoma State University briefly and graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Wilson raised his family in Chickasha, working for Pet Foods and Jim Parker as an accountant. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol and directed the Chickasha unit.

D.W. moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1980’s where he was an accountant with the Indian Health Department, retiring in 1992 and returning to live in Haworth.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany in the early 1950’s. He was a member of the Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elnora Crain Wilson and Dura Ann Pool and a daughter-in-law Sandra Wilson.

Survivors are two sons, John Wilson of Chickasha, Oklahoma and David Wilson of Oklahoma city; three daughters Susan Dilbeck Beal of Saudi Arabia, Carolyn Myers and her husband, Mark of Anadarko, Oklahoma and Cindi Davis and her husband, Jessey of Mustang, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Woodrow Wilson of Richardson, Texas; three sisters, Juanita Garnick of Hugo, Oklahoma, Marge Dietrich of Greenville, North Carolina and Dorothy Jefferson of Oklahoma City and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.