Darrel Gene (Papa D) Wilson

August 9, 1944 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Darrel Wilson Obituary

Darrel Gene, affectionately known as Papa D, was born on August 9, 1944, in Thomas, OK, to Willie Lee and Iva Wilson. Papa D went to be with Jesus on March 13, 2024, in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 79. Papa D grew up in Thomas, OK and graduated from Thomas High School. He met Joi Albright while they were both working at the Clinton-Sherman AFB. They were married in Weatherford, OK in 1967. They were married 56 years, raising their four children and enjoying their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Papa D was devoted to his family. His unwavering support was evident in the countless miles he drove across the state, never missing an opportunity to cheer on his children or grandchildren at their many sports and activities. Darrel spent the majority of his career with Mobile Oil Company. He especially enjoyed the time he spent working offshore. Papa D loved riding his Harley with his sons and good friends, taking numerous cross-country trips. He was a pro at buying and selling cars, particularly muscle cars. He loved time spent with family on the lake boating and skiing. In his younger days he was even known to ski on a boat oar. He also enjoyed showing off his collection of coins to the ever-growing number of grands and great grands. Papa D also loved to be outside. In recent years you could often find him sitting on the porch enjoying the country life. He and Joi are longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Weatherford. Darrel was always available to serve the church wherever needed. When his children were younger, he spent many years volunteering in the youth department. Darrel’s love for Joi was evident in the way he cared for her. It’s not an understatement to say he adored her. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Darrel is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Iva Wilson, his siblings, Galeela McCall and Billi Sue Counts.

He is survived by his wife, Joi, of the home Weatherford, OK, his children, Cindi Dauphin and husband Kirt of San Angelo, TX, Todd Wilson and wife Dana of Weatherford, OK, Matthew Wilson and wife Tobi of Weatherford, OK, and Andrew Wilson and wife Joyce of Stillwater, OK. His grandchildren, Ashley James and husband Chris of San Angelo, TX, Katie Irvine and husband Scott of Athens, GA, Abigail Brown and husband T.J. of San Angelo, TX, Hannah Brunsvold and husband Garrett of Bridgecreek, OK, Sarah Kerr and husband Noah of Weatherford, OK, Rachel Wilson, Jacob Wilson, Luke Wilson and Mark Wilson of Weatherford, OK, Natalie Wilson, Carter Wilson and Henry Wilson of Stillwater, OK. His great grandchildren, Ethan, Ruthie, Lincoln, and Everley James, Asher, Sullivan, Wellington, Naomi, and Beatrice Irvine, Mayes Brown, Grace Brunsvold, and Evelynn Kerr, his siblings, Warren Wilson and wife Delores of Clinton, OK, Brenda Thomason and husband Bryan of Edmond, OK, and Sandra Wright of Weatherford, OK, as well as many other nieces nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for 2PM, Friday, March 15th, 2024, at First Baptist Church Weatherford. 

Officiating: Rev. Earl Stephenson

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Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Weatherford First Baptist Church
1510 E. Davis
Weatherford, OK 73096


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