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Bill E. WatsonPassing: February 2, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Feb.6,2012, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday,Feb.5,2012, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday,Feb.6,2012, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Lawrenceport Cemetery


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.

Surviving: sons,
Bryan Keith (Sheila) Watson, Mitchell
Barry Kent (Charlotte) Watson, Mitchell
Brent Kelly (Pam) Watson, Mitchell
8 grandchildren
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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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jerry | Crane, In
    Date: January 2, 2024
    I worked with Bill at Crane, So sorry to see this.
  2. Guest: mary edmonson poole | mitchell, IN
    Date: February 17, 2012
    my dad russell spoke of bill often and i liked talking to him when he came to the store where i work i will miss him.
  3. Guest: Dulcie/Meranda | Bedford, IN
    Date: February 6, 2012
    Charlotte,Barry, and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Dulcie,Jonus Wade Meranda,Steve, and Kaya Henderson Ron Wade
  4. Guest: Sheri Lynn and Charlie Lane | Crawfordsville, IN
    Date: February 3, 2012
    Brian, Barry and Brent- I have so many warm and loving memories of your Mom and Dad when I was small and later while Granny and Pap were still living. They welcomed Charlie into the family as if he had always been a part of it -as you guys did to. When my Dad died in June Uncle Bill came (that is when I found out that Aunt Carol was ill) and it meant so much to me for him to be there. Your parents both made coming down to Mitchell like coming home and we will deeply miss both of them. Our love and thoughts are with you guys and your families now and forever. Love, Sheri Lynn and Charlie