Milton Dale Knutson
Milton Dale Knutson was born July 20, 1951 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Clifford Dale and Anna Lee Morgan Knutson. He passed from this life June 22, 2021 at his home in Waurika at the age of 69. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Germany. He and Charlotte Denning were married in their home in Waurika on November 24, 1991. They were married just shy of 30 years.
Milton was a “water man” for most of his adult life. He began working for the Waurika Lake Master Conservancy District during the early years of the opening of the lake. He continued his career in the water business with the Rural Water District #1, served as the full time fireman for the city of Waurika andreturned to work for the Conservancy District in 2005 where he retired in 2016. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. One of Milton’s favorite things to say was…”I know a short cut”. He could easily turn any one hour trip into 5!!! He also served on the Waurika Volunteer Fire Department from 8-6-92 until retiring 6-30-2000 as Firefighter #7.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of the home, children; Kristina Knutson of Pauls Valley; Jodie Roberts and husband Tony of Waurika; Todd Overstreet and wife Shelly of Kingfisher; sister, Gail Kelley; grandchildren Abby Graham and husband Jake; Zak Roberts and wife Carey; Dexter Roberts and wife Adrienne; Seth Overstreet and wife Randa; Mason Overstreet. He has 7 Great grandchildren Tyson and Turner Graham, Margot and Indy Roberts, Callie and Jude Roberts, and Aiden Overstreet. Nephew Clint Kelley and niece Brandi Waldroup and several cousins and other family.
Milton was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Richard Knutson and Stevie Don Knutson.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Waurika on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 am with Pastor Bruce Humphries officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Waurika Volunteer Fire Department.
Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, or lack of faith. It is the price of Love.