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Watson Family Tombstones


Billie L. Watson
she has another stone below




Billie LaFern & Jerry Scott Watson
His military stone below
US ARMY WWII

Jerry Watson, Sr.
 
Collinsville - Services for Jerry Scott Watson, Sr. of Collinsville, 68, who died Friday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, will be held at 3 p.m. today in Collinsville Church of Christ.
Charles Yeager will officiate and burial will be in Collinsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Mr. Watson was born in Whitesboro, the son of Houston M. Watson and Lora F. Payne Watson.  He married Billie LaFern Light on Sept. 11, 1944, in Chesterfield, S.C. and after her death, married Runez Davenport on Nov. 21, 1984, in Collinsville.  He had formerly lived in Irving.
Mr. Watson was a World War II Army veteran and a retired postal employee.  He was a member of the Collinsville Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife; son, Jerry Scott Watson, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; daughter, Barbara Ann Lee of Irving; brothers, Joe Watson and Roger Watson, both of Irving; sisters, Naomi Chambers of Irving; Mary McNeil of Whitesboro; and Martha Matthewsof Lubbock; and 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jerry, one of 10 children, is the son of the late Houston and Lora Watson.  He was born and raised in the Whitesboro area where he attended school in Whitesboro and Collinsville.  Following school, Jerry spent a year in California before going into the army.  He served 3 years in the service, two of thos years he was a paratrouper.  After the service he lived in North Carolina for a few months.  During that time, in 1944, he married Fern Light.  Then they lived in California, Denison, Dallas, and Irving, while Jerry served 32 years as Dispatcher and Distribution Clerk with the u.S. Postal Service.  He and Fern had two children, Jerry S. Watson, Jr., now of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Barbara Lee of Irving, Texas.
In 1979, after Jerry retired, he and Fern moved to Collinsville.  On May 5th, 1984, Fern passed away.  Later Jerry married Runez.

 
 

By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall

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