Mancil M Watson Jr

mancil watson jr
Graveside services for Mancil M. Buddy Watson, Jr., 85, of Hughes Springs will be at 10 AM Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Hughes Springs Cemetery with Rev. Rick Webb officiating under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Hughes Springs. Mr. Watson was born February 28, 1924 to Mancil M. Watson, Sr. and Dessie Lena Watson in the Concord Community and died June 26 at Beacon Hospice at Margarets House in Longview. He was a 1942 graduate of Hughes Springs High School. He served 31 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 1974 at the rank of SMSGT. Buddy also served as Assistant Vice President at Otereo Savings and Loan in Colorado Springs, CO until 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law Debbie and Jack Hatfield of Hughes Springs and Freda Larson of Prudenville, MI; grandchildren Zachary Hatfield of Texarkana; Russell and Jeanie Mathers of Osan AFB, Korea; Mark and Sandy Mathers and Angela and Chad Winslow, all of Midland, MI; five great grandchildren; one sister Genie Mae Penny and her family of Linden; and sister-in-law and husband Roe Jean and Roy May of Lone Star. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theta Lynn Hull Watson, his parents and one sister Oleta Barker. Memorials may be made to Buckner Foundation Senior Care and Assistance, 2201 Horseshoe Lane, Longview TX 75605 or to Beacon Hospice, 5016 Gilmer Road, Longview, TX 75604. Visitation will be on Monday, June 29th. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs. Online condolences can be made to

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  1. Debbie, Jack & Freda,Words cannot express my sadness at the loss of Uncle Buddy. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. He was an uncle that I couldn't wait to see, even with all his worldly travels, it was always a "red letter day" when I knew he was coming home. He was a love to be around, non judgemental, interested in my life, the life of my child and made me feel so important. I will miss him, but I know he is resting in peace. He will always have a special place in my heart. The visits with him the last few months will remain in my heart forever. My deepest love,Linda

  2. Debbie and Family,I am so very sorry for Buddy's passing. I will always remember him as a very intelligent and kind man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man. May God bless you during this time of grief.Mickey & Debbie Rorex

  4. Our sympathy goes to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for you loss.

  5. We were so sorry to hear that Buddy had passed away. He has gone on to his glory! He was such a kind man, and will be missed. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As I know the loss of a parent and grandparents is very hard.Remember the happy memories and be at peace that someday you will be together again. Wendy

  7. Debbie, I just learned of the loss of your Dad. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it is to lose a Dad. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you much comfort as you face the days ahead. Love you!

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