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Walter Watson

January 31, 1924 — January 17, 2019

Walter R Watson, 94, of Eaton, Ohio, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones on January 17, 2019.  Born January 31, 1924 in Roscoe, KY, Walter was the son of Logan W. Watson and Sarah A (Lester) Watson.  Walter is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Martha Lake (Oliver) Watson, daughter Patricia (Stephen) Spurgeon, a very special brother-in-law, Albert (Vicki) Oliver, grandson Stephen (Janis) Spurgeon, granddaughters Courtney Spurgeon and Tammy Spurgeon, great grandchildren Cecilia, Lewis, Logan and Lucas Spurgeon, brother-in-law Garland (Pearl, deceased) Oliver and sister-in-law Lola (Hedguel, deceased) Sparks and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.  Walter was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John (Jean) Watson and Virgil (Madge) Watson, infant Harmon Claiborne Watson, sisters Mabren (Garner) Stephens and Mavis Santiago, and several dear cousins.  Walter served in the US Army Air Corps and retired from Chapel Electric Company of Dayton, OH where he worked for 40+ years.  He was a seventy-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Walter built two homes in the country outside West Alexandria, OH was always quick to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend with projects when needed.  Upon retirement, Walter and Martha purchased a motor home and traveled extensively, many times taking their grandchildren on trips to the Smoky Mountains, Disney or the Worlds Fair.  Later, they purchased a winter home in Ancient Oaks, Okeechobee, FL where he could enjoy playing golf and fishing and they made many new friends. Visitation will be at the Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, KY on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 12-2 pm with services immediately following.  Burial will be at the Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook, KY.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Eaton, OH. Local arrangements by Lindloff Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria.
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