Ralph Dwain Darrow of Maysville, formerly of Perkins, was born on February 22, 1933 in Vinson, Oklahoma to E. S. Darrow and Lily Mae (Burleson) Darrow. He passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Purcell at the age of 87 years.
Dwain grew up in Vinson, Oklahoma graduating from Vinson High School in 1952. He married Billie Ann Peeler on September 2, 1950 in Wellington, Texas. He had worked as Co-Op Managers in numerous towns around the state. They moved from Perkins to Maysville approximately 2 ½ years ago. Dwain was a tremendously positive person and his best quality was his work ethic. He loved to work. No matter the task, he would have fun doing it. After retiring, he worked as the check-in attendant at the Waurika Lake where he enjoyed fishing and hosting fish fries. Dwain and his family enjoyed playing all games especially the all night dominoes and card tournaments. He loved baseball, fast pitch softball, vegetable and flower gardens, riding horses, hunting, woodworking, making furniture for his family, golfing, making candles, CB radios, reloading shotgun shells, music, and playing the guitar and piano. Dwain was a retired voluntary firefighter, a member of the Lion’s Club, and member of the Maysville Church of Christ.
His survivors include his wife of almost 70 years, Billie Ann Darrow of the home in Maysville and a son, Donny Darrow and wife, Carol of Maysville.
Daughter-in-law, Linda Darrow of Perkins.
Grandchildren: Justin Darrow and wife Veronica, Dudley Darrow and wife Megan, Dana Darrow, and Rudy Darrow and wife Jessica.
Great grandchildren: Audrey Darrow, Dallas Darrow, Keegan Darrow, Rooney Darrow, Danni Kate Darrow, Athena King, Sam King, and Avie King.
Dwain was preceded in death by his parents, E. S. and Lily Mae Darrow; son, Danny Darrow in 2017; brothers, Ansel, Allen Monroe, and Jerry Darrow; and sisters, Jo Hickman and Jimmie Ruth Casey.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Valir Hospice for all of their help.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Westview Boy’s Home, 120 W. Broadway, Hollis, OK 73550 or Tipton Children’s Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Tipton, OK 73570
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Church of Christ, Maysville with Jess Whitlock officiating. Due to the Covid - 19 pandemic, social distancing practices will be in place and hand sanitizer and masks will be available to all that wish to use them. Arrangements are under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com