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Anthony Wayne "Tony" Watts

April 17, 1960 — November 27, 2023

Anthony Wayne “Tony” Watts, age 63, passed away Monday, November 27, 2023, at his home.

Tony, the son of Kyle and Keitha (Williams) Watts, was born April 17, 1960, in Seminole.  Tony spent many of his early years in Seminole County, before moving to the El Reno area.  Tony graduated high school with the El Reno class of 1978. After graduation he attended El Reno Junior College. At 19, he moved to Dallas, where he started selling encyclopedias; a man he worked with offered him a job in house construction, sparking a 40-year career in building and design.  Ultimately Tony was a senior CAD designer for Trimark Strategic.  He was featured in D Magazine for his accomplishments in kitchen design.  Of his many projects, Tony designed the W Hotel’s Ghost Bar, in Dallas, all TGI Friday's kitchens worldwide, and MLB stadium kitchens and concessions in Reno, Atlanta and Arlington. But what may have been his favorite project was his home in Seminole that he designed for the love of his life, Tammy.  He spent the last year of his life overseeing the construction of their home, he was very proud of it.

Tony enjoyed golf, fishing, baseball, and spending time with his family and friends.  He had a never-ending curiosity of how things worked and had a drive to learn as much about the world as he could.  He felt at peace in nature, in the outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, as well as Bassmaster weekend tournament fishing.  Tony could frequently be found sitting on his front porch, drinking coffee, soaking in the world around him. Also, he and Tammy enjoyed their time together talking while sitting on the porch these last few months.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Keitha and Kyle Watts, and a sister, Julie Watts.

Tony is survived by his wife, Tammy Watts, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Abby of McKinney, TX., Christopher and Jillian, of Dallas, TX., and Richard, of Kilgore, TX.; two grandchildren, Kambria Rose, and Kaden Anthony; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Diane Schoonover, of Ft. Wayne, IN.; and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2:00 P.M., at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.  Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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Memorial Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole

1001 North Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, OK 74868

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