NORMAN — Rodney Dale Watson, 59, of Oklahoma City and a life-long attorney from Norman, died at his home Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Primrose chapel.
Rodney D. Watson was born Aug. 20, 1953, in Altus to Coy Udell and Geraldine (Kincannon) Watson. The Watsons and the Kincannons are from the Olustee area, southwest of Altus. The Watson family moved to Lawton when Rodney and his older brother, Terry, were young children. Rodney attended Lawton public schools and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1971, where he served as the student body president and was awarded many top achievements.
He attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1971 to 1973, when he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in political science in 1975. Rodney later attended and graduated from the Oklahoma School of Law in Norman. He practiced law in Norman most of his adult at Rodney D. Watson and Associates.
Rodney married Rhonda Walker on July 25, 1998, in Norman. Together, Rod and Rhonda made a great team. Their passion for traveling, films, music, cooking, biking and spending time with their family and friends were their most precious times together. They adored each other’s company. He enjoyed his association with the Cleveland County Bar Association. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed distance running; dove, quail and pheasant hunting; tube fishing in Oklahoma ponds, and especially fly fishing in Colorado with his brother and his father.
Rodney was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Watson; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jim and Beverly Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda of Oklahoma City; a son, Ross Watson of Norman; brother, Terry Watson of Denver; sister, Renate McBain and husband Marcus of Houston; niece, Courtney Bausch of Denver; nephew, Ryan Watson of Denver; two stepsons, Sean Alexander and wife Ilaria of Oklahoma City and Zane Alexander and wife Hannah of Shawnee; his father, Coy Udell Watson of Lawton; three grandchildren, Eva, Luca and Layla Alexander; his aunt and uncle, Ted and Marie Kincannon of Altus; cousins Gary Kincannon and wife Tracy of Altus, Beverly Leonard and husband Terrell of Clinton and Phyllis Noble of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and many friends and associates.
Cremation services are provided by Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus. Local services are entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013