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Opal Dinwiddie

May 24, 1934 — April 28, 2022

Opal Dinwiddie, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in her home in Shawnee, OK.

She was born to James DeMarcus and Artha Lee Sledge on May 24, 1934, in Eldorado, OK.  Opal married Marlan Dinwiddie on August 14, 1979 in Duncan, OK. 

Opal worked as a Jet Engine Parts Inspector at Tinker Air Force Base for over 23 years and developed lifelong friendships throughout her career.  She was a devout Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of McLoud for many years.  She was also a historian for the town of McLoud while raising her kids there.  She enjoyed traveling the US with her husband and loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends who were like family.

Opal is survived by her husband, Marlan Dinwiddie, of Shawnee; daughter, Kathy Ethridge and her husband, Jim, of Whitesboro, TX; son, Randel Ledbetter, of Shawnee; stepsons Rick Dinwiddie and wife, Wendy, of Burleson, TX; and Jeff Dinwiddie of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Derek Ethridge and wife, Kendra, of Whitesboro, TX; Tori Pfeiffer and husband Levi of Edmond, OK; Jordan Dinwiddie, of Oklahoma City, OK; Hali, Zoe, Colby and Lily Dinwiddie, of Burleson, TX; and great grandchildren Paytyn and Preston Ethridge of Whitesboro, TX; and Kingston Pfeiffer of Edmond, OK.  She is also survived by her nieces Judy Cope and Husband, Darryl, of TX; Janet Smith of Glenpool, OK, Jean Williams of Claremore, OK and Brenda Turner, Duncan, OK.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Clovis Nolen, Dorothy Parks Jenkins, and Zelda Faye Gill, and many friends whom she considered family.

The family will receive visitors at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service, 201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK on Monday, May 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. 

A graveside ceremony will be held at the Tecumseh Cemetery, 18800 S Gordon Cooper Dr, Shawnee, OK on Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 PM.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Opal Dinwiddie, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 2, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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