Roy Harold Watson
September 7, 1954 – April 5, 2021
Roy Harold (Hal) Watson, 66, passed away at his home in Norman, OK on Monday, April 5, 2021, with his soul-mate Christine at his side. When Hal was working as an RN, he met Christine DiGennaro, also an RN, working at the same hospital. They shared 18 years together. Hal loved music and all things audio. He also had a passion for writing poems and short stories. As he put it, he loved “turning a good phrase”. His poetry was his everything. In fact, some of his poetry was even used in college classrooms. He wrote prolifically on the website AudioKarma under the pen name MusicHal. There he was able to indulge his love of both music and writing. In addition to Christine, Hal is also survived by his sons Blake Watson and Matt (Anna) Watson along with their mother Clarissa Watson; Christine’s children Florance (Michael) Easley, Anne (Russ) Black, Maggie (John) Carideo, Angelo (Jessica) DiGennaro, Neal (Jennifer) DiGennaro, Jennifer (Joel) May; his siblings Sandra (Johnny) Dollar, Tim (Vickie) Watson and Tammy (Steve) Brantley, as well as nephews Ken Dollar and Jeff (Kim) Brantley and nieces Julie Dollar and Emily Brantley. Hal was preceded in death by his father Roy Charles Watson, his mother Nellie Malone Watson and Christine’s son Salvatore DiGennaro. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Primrose Funeral Home in Norman, OK. The funeral service will be held at 10am in the chapel of Primrose
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Roy Harold Watson
April 7, 2021
Hal and I crossed paths online, at a forum dedicated to music and audio. Hal was unique there because he often posted his poetry and writing, and his posts might not have been about music or audio at all. He presented himself as a warm, open, funny man with a big heart and an interest in almost anything.
I had the good fortune to spend an afternoon with him in person where he showed himself to be the same warm, open, funny man that he was online. He was interested in almost anything, but it was clear, even in the short time we had together, that Hal's main interest, and primary focus was Christine. It was a joy to watch the two of them banter and tease each other the way only comfortable people in comfortable relationships can do.
Big hearts live in the Watson home and Hal 's words and his heart touched many. He may have set out to make us smile, but he did much more than that. I miss him already. Godspeed, Hal.