Wade Roy Diffendaffer

February 28, 1932 - March 21, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Wade Diffendaffer was born February 28, 1932 to Chauncey and Lola Diffendaffer at Rocky, Oklahoma. He married Kathy Byrd on March 13, 1952 in Cordell, Oklahoma. On May 13, 1955, they had a daughter Peggy Jean, and on July 9, 1959 JL was born. JL left this world April 29, 1960 and Kathy left December 11, 2011. He was drafted into the Army. When he served his two years, they returned to Rocky where they farmed and raised cattle. Two months before he was 50, he retired and they traveled to all 48 of the lower states. They made countless friends with whom they stayed in close contact with. He hunted quail and later discovered fishing - which became his passion. His greatest joy was to see a child smile when he handed them a $2 bill. He gave away more than 1500 $2 bills in his later years. He was a very sharp business man and loved his family very much.

He is survived by his daughter Peggy and her husband LD Hawthorne of Lake Texoma, Oklahoma,
and daughter Tami Drake of Duncan, Oklahoma,
Three great-grandchildren: Kali, Emily, and Critter of Duncan, Oklahoma,
he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law: Raymond & Lena Byrd, 2 brothers: Allen Diffendaffer and his wife Lola, and Don Diffendaffer and his wife Evelyn, and 2 sisters: Margie Elston and husband Harry, and Dorothy Humphries and husband Calvin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Celebration of Life: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019
Ray & Martha's Funeral Chapel
Hobart, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Celebration Of Life
Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm

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Clester and Patty Harrington
Altus, OK
We enjoyed visiting with Kathy and Wade for many years at Hicks Mt.
Will miss seeing Wade.
Dee Ann and Scott Henderson
Altus, OK
Peggy, I loved your dad. So many wonderful memories. After your mother and my father passed , he always called my mother on my dad's birthday and always checked on her. True gentleman. He was also great friends with Scott. They had nascar in common. He would stop by Scott's shop. It was great . Going to miss him.
Prayers for you and all.
Neil & Lori Blackwell
Altus, OK
Wado Wado Wado! Words can’t express how much your friendship has meant to our families. Thank you for being one of our best.  We definitely will miss all the birthday phone calls and the drop in visits. We are so sorry we will not get to be at your celebration of life. We are seeing our Grandbabies in Missouri and if not we would have been there. Thank you Peggy for keeping us posted on your daddy and we will continue to lift up your family in prayer as The upcoming days pass by. The Heavens are one happy place with Wade and Kathy back together. Love and Miss you both. Wado please give or Chad a big hug in heaven.
John and Cheryl Walker
Altus, OK
Wade was the most caring, kind and sweetest of all. Such an honor to have been his friend for such a long time. He was like family to us. He will be missed greatly missed but never forgotten. Loved him dearly!
Melissa Smith
Altus, OK
Wade was the kidest soul. He always treated us like family and is part of all of my fond lake memories. I am so happy he is with Kathy again. Their love was inspirational.
Shelia Pound
Hobart, OK
Prayers for the family. I have memories from years ago when we would see and visit with everyone at the lake
gordon hamon
kirbyville, MO
my wife met wade and kathy in branson missouri where she worked. she bought a lot of sweatshirts that kathy had maid. they became close friends. my wife verna went to be with Jesus on march 17th. and i have still found some of the sweathshirts that she had kept for years. we dearly loved them both.
Butch McCain
Grand Junction, CO
I tried to call Wade today and his numbers were disconnected.
I came to this site and found out the heart-breaking news that my friend had passed.
I loved Wade!
When he would go fishing down in Florida he and Kathy would come by the TV station in OKC and give me a mess of fish!
He was SUCH a generous soul with a GREAT sense of humor.
He missed Kathy dearly and now they are reunited!
I'll miss talking to you Wade!!!
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