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David "Choc" Wigington

July 13, 1937 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

 

David R. "Choc" Wigington was born on July 13, 1937 in Geary, OK to Thomas Virgil and Gillie  (Coburn) Wigington.  Choc passed away on May 25, 2022 at the age of 84.  He graduated from Greenfield High School and entered into the Army National Guard.  It was during his time in Greenfield that he met the love of his life, Shirley Evelyn Randolph.  They married May 25, 1956 at the Greenfield Baptist Church, where Shirley's father had pastored for many years.  Shirley passed away on October 7, 2021.  His passing on May 25th was on his and Shirley’s 66th wedding anniversary.  What a glorious celebratory wedding anniversary Choc and Shirley had together in Heaven.  The two began their family in. Greenfield and in 1965 moved to Tennessee for a few years.  While in Tennessee Choc worked at White's Dairy Supply and farmed tobacco.  Upon their return to Greenfield in 1969, Choc took over his father's farming operation, which was a labor of love until his passing.  Choc’s work ethic was of the highest standard.  His ongoing hard work and dedication to farming the land was on full display and an example for all who knew him.  But who knew it the best was Shirley and their three children.  They saw first-hand  the example of hard work, family and faith.  That a good day of hard, honest work is invaluable.  Through the ups and downs of farming Choc wasn’t a man who spent time worrying, but relied on his faith that God would provide.  Choc was a simple man who didn’t need the bells and whistles of life, he knew what mattered which was being a faithful husband and dad, loyal friend and serving the Lord… also having Shirley’s fried chicken, mash potatoes with gravy and  cherry pie with a little ice cream on top.

He served as a board member for the Federal Land Bank and was a member of the Greenfield Baptist Church, later joining the First Baptist Church in Watonga where he especially enjoyed Wednesday night's group gatherings.  Choc and Shirley was instrumental in overseeing the success of Oakwood Baptist Mission, sponsored by Greenfield Baptist Church.  Choc had an excellent knowledge of the Bible and had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at a young age.  His routine was to start each and every day with the word of God.  Practically every page in his bible was marked-up, underlined and or highlighted. 

 Choc was an outdoors guy.  On a beautiful sunny day he enjoyed taking Shirley to the lake for boating and fishing.  They were a great team…he would catch the fish and Shirley would fry them up.  He enjoyed watching sports, but most importantly he attended all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events all over the state of Oklahoma as the proud grandad and great granddad, affectionately known as “PePa”.  Another hobby throughout his life was raising sheep and showing them competitively with his children.  Choc also enjoyed every evening with Shirley watching Wheel of Fortune and Gunsmoke.  After retiring one of his past-times was planting and growing a vegetable garden.  In his free time he had fun tapping his foot at Bluegrass music festivals along-side his wife.  Choc had many passions, but his greatest one was his love for Shirley and their life with the family they created together.

Choc’s many accomplishments throughout his life will be forever remembered.  Choc had it figured out that the sweet simple things in his life were the real ones that truly matters and brought him the greatest joy.  The legacy he left for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will forever be celebrated and honored throughout all of their endeavors. What a perfect ending according to God’s perfect plan that Choc was called to his eternal home peacefully to be with his sweet wife Shirley on their 66th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include, three children, David Wigington and wife Brenda of Watonga, OK, Terri Landreth and husband Wayne of Talala, OK and Gina Harris and husband James of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren, Jason Wigington of Norman, OK, Andy Wigington and wife Mindy of Watonga, OK, Josh Landreth and wife Courtney of Springdale, AR, Austin Landreth and wife Rebecca of Bristow, OK, Kolton Landreth and wife Katie of Jenks, OK, Tanner France and fiance Hayley Bock of OKC, OK, Evan Barry of Chicago, IL, Matthew Barry and his wife Emily of OKC, OK, and Gracie Barry of OKC, OK; eleven great-grandchildren, Hudson Landreth, Terner Wigington, Logan Landreth, Hayes Landreth, Tate Wigington, Jordan Landreth, Libby Wigington, Jane Landreth, Lyla Landreth, Ryan Landreth and Leo Barry, siblings, Tom Wigington and wife Fran of Chapel Hill, TN, Naoma “Tootsie” Kennedy of Mustang, OK, Glen “Fizz” and wife Charlene of Boerne, TX, and Gwendolyn “Punkin” McClung of Watonga, OK,  as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Gillie Wigington, his wife, Shirley Wigington, siblings, Richard Wigington, Bobby Wigington, Delores Beals, Joyce Wigington Wilson and Bill Wigington and son-in-law, Bob Barry. 

(The family would ask you to consider any donations in Choc’s name to be in the name of Christ’s Church of Las Cruces.  This is a newer church plant in the state of New Mexico.  It is pastored by Chock’s nephew and is reaching the borderland with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The address and contact information for Christ’s Church of Las Cruces is 5001 Shadow Mountain Road., Las Cruces, NM 88001. 

 Services:  1PM, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, First Baptist Church, Watonga, OK.

Officiating:  Rev. Jim Westmoreland and Rev. Robbie Wilson and comments by Josh Landreth

Burial:  Watonga IOOF Cemetery, Watonga, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, OK.  Condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).

 

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Services

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 31, 2022

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church
301 North Noble Ave
Watonga, OK 73772

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