Bill Jay Watson
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ST. LOUISVILLE: Celebration of Life services for Bill Jay Watson will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday May 5, 2014 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark with Pastors Bruce Hissong and Frank Austin presiding. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends and acquaintances 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Watson, age 59 of St. Louisville, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was born January 21, 1955 in Newark the son of the late William and Frances Watson. Bill was a 1974 graduate of Utica High School. He was an officer with the St. Louisville Police Department, worked with Lindsay Ecowater Systems and was a former volunteer fire fighter and EMS. He was a member of and a deacon at Northside Church of Christ where he was involved in the Clothes Closet Ministry and mission work for Haiti. He enjoyed woodworking and stamp collecting as pastimes and is remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years Tonda J. (Allbritain) Watson; sons Brent (Jaine) Watson and Andy (Johna) Watson; daughter Lisa (Steve) Duncan; grandchildren Zachery Watson, Alaina and Landen Watson, Kaylynn Duncan, Seth and Jaden Ireland and soon to be great grandchild; sisters Beah Watson, Betty Lupher and Linda (Duck) Snoor and brother Howard (Clarice) Watson as well as nieces and nephews; special friends Charlotte Learn, Larry and Edna Chrisman and Harlan and Sharon Hays and canine companion Rusty.
In addition to his parents, sisters Kathleen Owens, Helen Hatterman and Mary Jane Powers; brothers Bob Watson, Jim Stirk and Ed Stirk and his earthly father-figure and dear friend Ronald Learn preceded Bill in death.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Northside Church Building Fund or to Hospice of Central Ohio would be appreciated.
The Northside Church of Christ is sponsoring a benefit auction this Saturday 3:30 pm at Newton Twp Fire House.
The family requests any law enforcement; fire/EMS and/or military personnel wear uniforms in honor of Bill.
On-line condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com by clicking Obituaries/guestbook entry.
Published in the Advocate on May 2, 2014
Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055