MITCHELL Bill E. Watson, 76, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2012, at IU Health Bedford.
Born February 20, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lawrence (Red) Watson and Clara (Miles) Shoopman. He married Carol L. Pemberton February 10, 1956, and she preceded him in death June 24, 2011.
He had been employed as building commissioner for the City of Mitchell and retired from Naval Weapons Support CenterCrane. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and Spring Mill FOP.
Bill was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.
Bryan Keith (Sheila) Watson, Mitchell
Barry Kent (Charlotte) Watson, Mitchell
Brent Kelly (Pam) Watson, Mitchell
7 great grandchildren
His parents and wife preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 1:00 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
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