Billy Jo Watson
Jul 21, 1935 - May 10, 2018
Billy Jo (Swindle) (Wooten) Watson, 82, of Grove, OK
passed from this life Friday, May 10th at St. Francis
Hospital in Tulsa.
She was born to Perry and Edna (Shumate) Swindle
June 21st, 1935 in Carthage, MO. (Kendrick town),
the third of four sisters.
She married James H. (Jim) Wooten on August 13, 1955.
They had a daughter Julie & son Jeff.
After 25 years of marriage, 14 years divorced, Jim & Billy remarried
Dec. 31, 1995
and retired on Grand Lake until his passing Oct. 5, 2001.
She had worked in the retail shoe & jewelry business, and retired
from Goodwill Industries (store mgr) in 1995.
She worked as parish secretary for St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Grove,
retiring in 2009 when she and Dale Watson were married in June. They enjoyed
in their motor home, with their beloved shi-tsu Minnie, as
members of "The Ozark Prairie Schooners" organization; eating
and playing at various casinos,
and hosting Christmas dinner for family and friends, including Cathy (Tilley)
(Evans) Moore, her
dear friend when both lived in Hominy, and Marques Phelps, both of Grove.
She had been a member of the Leggett & Platt ladies bowling team,
and FBC, Hominy,
Lakeview Heights Baptist church, WOTM/ Moose Lodge-Tulsa, St. Andrews,
and ECW, Grove,
and VFW Ladies Auxillary.
Survived by her husband Dale Watson, their shi-tsu pup 'Sweetie',
daughter Julie (Wooten) Martin, of Grove,
son Jeff Wooten (wife Joy), Hominy, OK., Dale's daughters Cassandra
Riley of Cross Plains, TN,
and Dodie Edmonds of Henderson, TX.,
a grandson Ryan Wooten ( Kristy) and their children Bretly & Bailynn of TX.,
Sister Betty Salzer (Mike), niece Suzi (Salzer) Powell ( Tom) their daughter
Olivia Rose, all of Joplin, MO.,
nephew Sam Griffith ( Dana) of Addis, LA and 3 great-nephews, Chance (Denise)
Russ (Tera), Adam (Mandy) of NC, and their children.
Billy Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim Wooten, 2 sisters-Bobby
Griffith, her husband
Ross, and their son Joel of Lexington, NC, Shirley Byrd, and husband Huck of Tulsa.
A Celebration of Life service and interment will be held at St. Andrews
Saturday June 16th at 2 p.m..
Cremation Society of Oklahoma-Tulsa have been entrusted with her cremains.
In lieu of flowers, Billy requested donations be made to the ECW
(Episcopal Church Women's group).
Time: Jun 16, 2018 2 pm
Location: St. Andrews