Rev. Charles E. Watson passed away on Dec. 10, 2021 at the age of 84. The long-serving elder pastored more than 30 congregations between 1955 and 2011, continuing to lead churches even after his retirement in 2001. Cremation will be managed by McRay Funeral Home in Chickasha. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.
Retired elder Leland Griffin passed away on Dec. 15, 2021. He was 83 years old. Griffin pastored seven congregations between 1958 and 1978, including Cashion, Perkins, Hugo-Wesley, Wilburton, Sulphur, Fairland and Commerce. A service was held on Jan. 10 at Muskogee-St. Paul.
Rev. Timothy Shaun Wicker passed away on Dec. 27, 2021. Wicker pastored three churches in the Oklahoma Conference between 2000 and 2012, including Lawton-Bethel, Talihina and Tuskahoma. A service was held on Jan. 5 at Lawton-Centenary.