Anwar Al-Arahshun was born on June 9, 1962 in Wilmington, Delaware. He
was the oldest son of Susie Walls-Watson and Nathaniel Watson. Anwar departed
this life on July 22, 2015 after a short illness in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was educated in the city of Wilmington, Delaware Public School System.
He was recognized for his skill in drawing, painting and running track.
During his track years he developed a winning stride that often placed
his name in the high section of the newspaper. His teammates gave him
the nickname “The Ostrich.”
After graduating high school, Anwar left Delaware to attend Spartan School
of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Anwar was very ambitious and always
believed in getting and keeping a job; so much that he often times would
work more than one job at a time. Some of the places were fast food restaurants
and furniture auction establishments. He eventually landed a job as an
orthopedic technician at St. Francis Hospital. However, his main love
was being self-employed where he owned and operated his own business,
one of them was a moving company called “Haul for Less”, and
a lawn service where he offered mowing and yard maintenance services.
While employed he was blessed to have made the acquaintances and friendships
of special individuals that lasted a lifetime, all of which are here today.
Anwar loved Oklahoma. He embraced the way of life, the people and the
culture. He even became proficient at making Indian jewelry.
Anwar leaves to cherish his memory, 4 sons: Antah Al-Arahshun, Jamil Bush,
Nuredin Al-Arahshun and Nizar Al-Arahshun all of Oklahoma, 1 daughter:
Nada Al-Arahshun of North Carolina; Phyllis Crook, a very loving and devoted
companion and caregiver of 18+ years; mother: Susie Watson; father: Nathaniel
Watson; 5 sisters: Trudy Davis, Derian Wright, Natalie Nash, Deborah Omowunmi
all of Delaware and Carmen Watson of Maryland; 5 brothers: Terence Walls,
Orrin Watson, Kenneth Watson, Leland Watson all of Delaware and Michael
Watson of Pennsylvania; 1 beautiful granddaughter: Karsen Thompson and
a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.