Dick Watson Obituary, Death – The family of Dick Watson really regrets having to inform you of his passing on September 20, 2020; he was 80 years old at the time of his passing. Beryl Watson, Dick Watson’s wife, Kevin Watson (Julie Swanson-Watson), Cheryl Watson (Dennis Panasiuk), Richard Watson, Samantha Watson, James (Samantha) Watson, Preston Panasiuk, Spencer Panasiuk, and Maxwell and Violet Watson, his great-grandchildren, will always cherish their memories of him. His great-grandchildren include Maxwell and Violet Watson.
He was a prankster who would try to put a grin on the face of anybody he encountered, even if they were a complete stranger. On August 8, 2022, Dick Watson, Sr., 85 years old, passed away at the Presbyterian Manor located in Arkansas City. On the Saturday, August 27, 2022, the funeral services are going to be held at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, and they are going to begin at 1 pm.
On October 21, 1936, in the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Dick Watson was brought into the world by his parents, Charles and Marguerite (Scholes) Watson. He had completed his time in the United States Navy with distinction. Dick spent his childhood in Arkansas City, the same place he was born. Once a long career that took him all over the world, Dick eventually settled down there after he retired. The Arkansas City United Methodist Church was Dick’s regular place of worship.
In addition to his children Julie (Steve) Pease of Geneva, Illinois, Dick Watson Jr. (Julie) of Mt. Morris, Illinois, Merri Lea (Craig) Metcalf of Cary, North Carolina, and Teresa Watson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dick is survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Julie (Steve) Pease lives in Geneva, Illinois; Dick Watson Jr. lives in Mt. Morris, Illinois; Merri Lea Metcalf lives in Cary, North Bena Harper of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and his sister Robert (Ursula), both of whom live in Durham, North Carolina, along with their children and grandkids, are also among his surviving relatives.
His stepmother Eva Brewer Watson, his father Charles B. Watson, and his biological mother Marguerite B. Scholes Watson all passed away before he was born.
The family of Dick would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Presbyterian Manor for the outstanding care he received during his final year of life. Pam and Steve Archer deserve an extra-special and heartfelt thank you for their contribution. Pam is a great angel, and we will be eternally grateful to her for everything she has done to assist and care for our father. We will always consider her a friend. You will remain in our memories.