Kenneth Watson Sr.(1939 - 2013)

Kenneth Robert Watson Sr., 74 of Eastland went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Eastland. Interment: Eastland City Cemetery. Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church of Eastland or the Arlington Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit in Arlington, Texas. Kenneth was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Gorman to Robert Honoll and Verna Bond Watson. He was a graduate of Gorman High School. Upon graduation, he attended Arlington State College where he earned a degree in electrical engineering technology. On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Mary Francis Butler in Carbon and moved to Eastland in 1960 where he raised his family. He had a distinguished 35-year career with Texas Electric Service Co., where he retired as superintendent of the Eastland Service Center. After retiring from Texas Electric, he continued to work as an engineering consultant with technical services. He owned and operated Maverick Car Wash since 1980 and was a member of the Eastland Chamber of Commerce. Kenneth was a member of First Baptist Church in Eastland. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Watson; sons, Kenneth Watson Jr. of Arlington and Kerry Watson and wife, Lisa, of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughter, Kathryn Peck and husband, David, of Mansfield; and brother, Richard Watson and wife, Connie, of Gorman. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 31, 2013