Obituary and Service Information for Ronald R. Watson, Sr

Watson, Sr, Ronald R.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

Service Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Crystal City, Missouri

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd, St Louis, Missouri 63108

Ronald Rayburne Watson, Sr, age 79 entered into rest Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Mercy Hospital St Louis. He had worked at commercial offsetting at Watson Brothers Printing and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; he was an avid competitive shooter at American Legion Post 253, Zell Fire Department and Eagles Club of Perryville and he also liked to tinker mechanically and fish. Born December 8, 1938, in Franclay, Missouri, to the late Sylvester Bus and Jesse (Freeman) Watson.

Survived by his loving family which includes his wife of 61 years, Velva Gladys (Cross) Watson, sons, Ronald Watson, Jr of Pevely, MO, Jeffrey Wayne (Elaine (West) Watson of Virginia Beach, VA, Dwayne Eddie (Lori) Watson of Pevely, MO and Rodney Neal (Tonya) Watson of Pevely MO, daughter, Michelle (Francis) Meyer of St Louis County, MO, brothers, Elbert (Carolyn) Watson of Festus, MO, Michael (Pam) Watson of Forth Worth, TX, sister, Debbie (Buddy) Wallen of Park Hills, MO, sister-in-law, Kathy Watson; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Watson, sister, Zelma Watson, daughter-in-law, Denise Lynn (Smith) Watson.

Deacon Jerry Stoverink will officiate the service.


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