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Watie Henson
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
July 23, 2012
Submitted by: Sabrina Hitchcock

Services for Watie Henson will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sam Keener and Bill Drywater officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday July 22, 2012, at Reed-Culver Chapel, with a wake from 4-6 p.m. Interment will be held at Keener Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Watie include Chris Lewis, Joshua Moore, Micah Moore, Tyler Duncan, Mick Henson, Bernie DeBord, Derek Jones, and Cole Whitekiller.

Honorary pallbearers include Wyley Henson, Jerry Lewis, Fred Griffen, Steve Whitekiller, Matt Whitekiller, Jim Crisp, Jason Henson, and an endless list of family and friends.

Watie Henson, 72, of Lost City, was called home to be with the Lord and savior on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Watie was born on April 14, 1940 in Tahlequah, the son of Jim and Lucille (Phillips) Henson.

Watie was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandpa. He attended Hinton School, and later graduated from Hulbert High School in 1958. After graduation, he worked for Newman's Inc. for several years, and eventually would retire from Owens-Brockway Glass Manufacturing in Muskogee after 30 years of service.

In 1959, Watie met the love of his life, Delores Bobo, and the two were married in 1961. Delores would forever be his “Bug,” and three children would be born to this union.

Watie was a family man, and he had a heart of gold. Nothing could give him more joy than being with his grandchildren, as they were the light of his life. He loved company, and was always up for a good laugh. He had nicknames for the kids around him, and could always be found anywhere outdoors.

Some of the hobbies he enjoyed included watching the Dallas Cowboys, and the St. Louis Cardinals, and he especially enjoyed Jeff Gordon and NASCAR racing. Watie also enjoyed wrestling, watching westerns every day, and especially family gatherings.

Watie was a Baptist and had a strong faith in his heavenly father.

Watie was loved so much by all who knew him, and he will be deeply missed. Watie was 72 years old.

Watie is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Paul, and sister Loretta, a nephew Tommy Henson, and a son-in-law, Clifton Moore.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Delores, and their pet, Bobo, of the home; three children, Marti Moore of Hulbert, Watie Gene and wife Pam Henson of Tahlequah, and Lori DeBord and husband Bernie of Tahlequah; four brothers, Roy Henson and wife Mary of Lost City, Ed Henson and wife Margaret of Coweta, Luther Henson and wife Doris of Lost City, and Don Henson and wife Lucille of Lost City; two sisters, Leda Whitekiller and husband Steve, and Hudy Jones and her husband Larry of Lost City. Watie's legacy will forever live on in his grandchildren, Joshua, Micah, and Brittany Moore, Mick and Wyley Henson, Alex and Bree DeBord and Tyler Duncan; and his great-granddaughter, Mia Nicole Moore; as well as a host of nieces, nephews ,cousins and extended relatives and friends.

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