John David Palesano was born on Mar. 17, 1953, in Lawton, to the late Rev. John Edgar and Marjorie Ruth Huber Palesano.  
The oldest of eleven children, he grew up in church and surrendered his life to Christ at an early age. A graduate of Apache High School in 1971, Dave then married Glada Miller. They had two children, Benjamin David and Sara Michelle. He was later blessed with a daughter in law, Rachel Palesano, a son in law, Luke Cope, and five grandchildren, John Hunter Palesano, Joshua David Palesano, Zane Cope, Ian Palesano and Emily Cope.
Dave and Jennie Ament Watkins were married in 2006, giving him another daughter, Jillian Kincannon, a son, Keith Watkins and three more grandchildren, Zoe, Zayda and Izaac Kincannon.
He was an avid NY Yankees fan, loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing, loved music and was a car enthusiast. Over the years he worked as a butcher, an apprentice electrician, but most of his career was spent as an outside electrical salesman with Kriz-Davis Electric. He never knew a stranger and made many friends; Dave was known for his humor and always made people smile.
One of his joys in life was to support his children and grandchildren in the stands or sidelines of one of their activities. His most favorite pastime was spending time with his sweetheart, Jennie.
He was preceded in death by loving family members, including his parents, Rev. John E. & Marjorie Palesano.
In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Dave is survived by ten brothers and sisters, Mark, Michael, Tim, Robin, Alan and Jeremy Palesano; Dana Morris, Mari Kay Clark, Karen Streeter, Sharlett Rand and all of their spouses. He is loved and celebrated by a multitude of family and friends.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Christ Community Church, officiated by Rev. Roy Fountain and Robin Palesano.
A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Dave requested that donations be sent to the Mercy Cancer Center of Ardmore, Oklahoma; the building fund at Faith Southern Baptist Church; or Cross Timbers Hospice.
Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory, where words of comfort may be sent the family at