MITCHELL – Ronald Warren “Sugarbear” Watterson, 78, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born July 4, 1945, in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, he was the son of Robert Orval and Anna Grace (Curry) Watterson. Ronnie married Deloris Ann Hart on November 1, 1968 and they were married for almost 55 years.
Ronnie retired from Hall Bros. Transportation as an owner/operator where he worked from 1979-2009 and drove over four million miles. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250. Ronnie was an Elder at Mitchell First Christian Church. He loved to fish, play his trumpet, and do woodworking. Ronnie never met a stranger and always had a smile to share. He loved to tell stories and sometimes tall tales. Ronnie was a great mechanic, and his granddaughter Chloe once said, “There was nothing Grampy couldn’t fix.”
Surviving are his wife, Deloris Ann Watterson of Mitchell; daughter, Lori Ann Watterson Fiscus of Mitchell; and granddaughter, Chloe Lynn Fiscus.
His parents and daughter, Terri Lynn Watterson, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Brian Bolton and Pastor Kirk Williams officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.