Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Solomon David Wesley

Born: 4/28/1912

Died: 5/1/1997

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Solomon David Wesley passed away at Sam Rayburn Veteran’s Medical Center on May 1, 1997. He was born on April 28, 1912 to Emma Dyer and Harris Wesley near Idabel, Oklahoma.

He was a devoted son and a loving dad, greatly loved by his family. He graduated from Goodland High School in 1933. He was a World War II veteran and had mentioned many times that he was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1947.

He retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1971, where he had been a longtime employee. He was proud to have worked for the UAW and for such a reputable company in Maywood California. Soon after retirement he moved back to Oklahoma with Sarah, his wife of a second marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, on sister and his wife of 28 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Reta J. Tiger of Okemah, Oklahoma and Patricia A. Chowning of Cypress, California; grandchildren, Ernest Patrick Watkins of Las Vegas, Nevada, Thomas Allen Watkins and Scott Douglas Sakiestewa, Bertha Leeper of Ponca City, Oklahoma, David W. King, John Kirk King of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Helen Jimenez of Bell Gardens, California and other persons not mentions but respected and loved are nieces, nephews, great-grandkids and many friends.