LaRoy W. Watson

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WESTMINSTER, MD LaRoy Woodrow Watson, 90, died December 8, 2012, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. Born August 30, 1922, in Westminster, Md., he was the son of the late David D. and Ida Catherine Horning Watson. He was the husband of the late Mary Alice Zentz Watson who died January 10, 2010. He retired from Westminster Knit in 1987 as a sewing machine mechanic. He also worked for Pleasant Valley Shoe and after retirement, at Carroll Gardens. He served in the Army during World War II as a Military Policeman. He enjoyed fishing for catfish, camping in Chincoteague and being with his family and grandchildren. He liked cooking and vegetable gardening. Surviving are children Gary Watson and wife Chris of Union Bridge; son Sterling Watson of Westminster and daughter Nancy Watson of Westminster; brothers Francis Watson of Union Bridge and Clarence Watson of Westminster; sister Edna Warrenfeltz of Westminster; grandchildren Heather Parkhurst, Barbara Cordwell, David Bozcek, Jr., Stephanie Watson, Brandon Watson, Sarah Norman, Katheryn and James Gripton; great grandchildren Tiffany and Isabelle Parkhurst and Madyson Bozcek. He was predeceased by his son Robert Watson in 1957; brothers David, James, John, Monroe, Richard, Charles and Sterling Watson and by sisters Elizabeth Watson, Dorothy Watson, Mable Shaeffer, Ruth Sterner, Marie Lookingbill, Ida Carr and Gladys Carr. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be Deacon Charles Barnhart, Jr. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be made at www.prittsfuneralhome.com
Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 10, 2012
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