WA Watson Jr

wa watson jr
LINDEN, TX Funeral services for W.A. Watson, Jr., will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Linden with Bros. Don Phelps and Jackie Stanfield officiating. Interment will be in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Watson was born November 10, 1922 at the Concord Community in Cass County, Texas to Allen and Vida Lou Harris Watson. He died October 4, 2010 in Linden, Texas. He graduated from Linden High School and enjoyed playing sports. He married his high school sweetheart, Wilda Jane Newland, on March 7, 1946. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific. After the war, he worked for the City of Houston as a bus driver and then for Lone Star Gas Company. Returning to Linden, he was elected District Clerk of Cass County and served the county for 36 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Linden and American Legion. He is survived by a son, William Reagan Watson of Linden; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Michael Jansen of Linden; a brother-in-law, Bud Jones of Dallas; four grandchildren, Mark Watson Jansen and wife, Heidi, Melanie Wood and husband, Brad, Thomas Reagan Watson and wife, Sarah, and Troy Allen Watson; five great grandchildren, Abigail and William Jansen, Jansen and Channing Wood, Addison Blair Watson; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brothers, Ed, Royce, and Orville. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Linden, Linden Cemetery Association or Cave Springs Cemetery Association.

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  1. Brenda and Reagan My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I think back to our youth when our folks would all hang out….what a great time they all had and they all remained friends through life. I will always remember him with fond memories. Elaine

  2. Brenda and Reagan,So sorry to hear about your Father. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Phyllis

  3. Brenda and Reagan I am so sorry about your Dad , he was a wonderful friend of my dad Roy Davis Love Susan and Deborah Davis


  5. Reagan and Brenda, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of W.A. We have many wonderful memories of your dad and mother.Willie,Imogene and David

  6. Reagan and Brenda, I am so sorry about your Dad. He was such a sweet person. He brought a smile to so many faces. He'll always be remembered with love and kindness.

  7. To the family and friends of Mr. Watson, He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him! He was a dear friend to my grandmother, Stella, prior to her passing in 1994, and I will NEVER forget Mr. Watson! I loved him like he was my own grandpa! I am happy to know that he is now re-united with his sweet wife and his family and many friends. He was a special man who served his country and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.Love,Kelli (Henderson) Duran and family

  8. wReagan and Brenda,sorry for your loss.Your dad was a fine man.I will remember him as our coach in little league ball and as I got older I appreciated him for doing that. My,what patience that must have required! Another fond memory of my youth was your family taking me to the Cotton Bowl for the first time. For a kid 12 yrs. old what a thrill! Thanks to you and your family for being a part of my childhood. God bless you.Larry

  9. May God be with you during this sad time. Our prayers are with all of you. May God bless you in a special way. Lorena Stigaullde

  10. Mr. Watson will be greatly missed by us all here at Good Shepherd. We all loved him very much and enjoyed taking care of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you,his family, in this sorrowful time. It was so obvious to all who saw him how much he loved you and you loved him. God bless you.Angie Mauldin, LVN

  11. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Mr Watson's family. He was a very gracious man and it was always a pleasure to take care of him in the hospital. One thing I have no doubt about and enjoyed seeing is the love that he shared had for his family.Sincerely,Tamara Henderson, RN

  12. I am praying for your family. I pray that He will give you all strength during this hard time.

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