Michael Watson

Michael Scott Watson, 33, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on February 23, 2013 at 3:50 p.m., at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, KS of complications due to a brain tumor. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at The Presbyterian Church of Stanley 14895 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS 66221. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. also at the church. Burial will follow the funeral at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Overland Park. Mike was born in Ottawa, KS on June 4, 1979. Mike moved to Topeka, KS in the fall of 1987 and attended schools in USD 450 from second grade on. He graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 1998 and attended college at Washburn University. He was employed by Freightquote.com located in Lenexa, KS from 2007. Following in the foot steps of an athletic family, Mike enjoyed playing all sports but was especially active in golf. He also was color commentator for high school football and basketball for FOX News telecasts. As a final, selfless act Mike donated his healthy tissues and organs to those in need. Mike is lovingly remembered by his wife, Erin, who he married on December 4, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Warren and Beth Watson of Topeka; brother Wade Watson of Topeka; sister Amy (Derrick) Keim of Auburn, KS; sister Kelli Watson of Lenexa, KS; daughter Parker Stroud of Topeka; and grandparents Warren and Betty Watson of Ardara, PA. Mike is preceded in death by grandparents Isadore and Marjory Salm of Dodge City, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to: Mike Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Vision Bank 3031 SW Wanamaker Rd. Topeka, KS 66614. Online memorials may be made to: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/LoveActually/44049. Michael Scott Watson

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Feb. 28, 2013