Message from the family: A celebration of life service is planned for Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., at the Pioneer Ranch located at 443190 East 386 Road. Vinita, Oklahoma 74301 (located off Highway 28 on 386 road and signs will be posted) Please keep in mind that the current limit is under 10 people or less, so this will be come and go . This will also be live on facebook on Karen's page. Please go to her facebook page at 1:00 p.m ., to view the memorial service as well. Dawayne was a very happy person and we would like this to be a day to honor him for the person he was. We would like for anyone that has a story or something they just want to share about Dawaye to do so, whether you send it to the family, comment on the facebook live for it to be shared, or in person. We are planning a picture slideshow of his life. If you have any pictures of Dawayne that you would like to share, we would love to see them. You can send them to Kristi Hanna - Badley or Karen Anderson on messenger on facebook. We are going to have a "Keystone" toast for anyone that would like to join, also whether you do it in the comfort of your own home while joining on facebook live, or in person. We would like this to be a joyous occasion as we know Dawayne would want it to be. Please dress in comfortable clothes because this is a Ranch style celebration. Feel free to wear a mask if you are more comfortable doing so. Thank you again for all the prayers and kind words. They meant the world to his kids and myself.
Billy “Dawayne” Anderson, 50, of Vinita, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on February 25, 1970 in Cordell, Oklahoma; the son of Kenneth and Joy (Johnson) Anderson. He spent his days working cattle, fixing cars, and working on tractors. Dawayne was a man who never knew a stranger and could talk to anyone if they would let him. He was a kind man, and willing to lend a helping hand day or night to anyone in need. Family meant everything to him, and he was happiest when with them. Dawayne will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and never forgotten by those his life touched.
Dawayne is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; sons, Heath Anderson and wife Katelen of Adair, Oklahoma and Camden Hicks and wife Acey of Adair, Oklahoma; daughter, Maranda Anderson and significant other Cody Dunn of Adair, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Shaydyn Kannmore, Cambry Hicks, Acelynn Hicks, and Hayden Hicks. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Joy Anderson.