Hobert Lee "Toby" Watson

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Hobert Lee "Toby" Watson, 93, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hobert was born and raised in Boston, where he played basketball and ran track. He was a past Master of Masonic Lodge in El Dorado, Kan., served in the United States Army during Word War II, and loved traveling the country and other countries with his work, overseeing building and construction refineries. He was instrumental in building the first refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Africa, and Trinidad. During his travels he left a mark as a loving and caring person, husband, father and grandfather. He loved to fish, bird hunt, play golf, and tell jokes.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lee Watson; his parents, John and Gladys Watson-Newton; five siblings, John Watson, Johnny Watson, Juanita Vittitow, Lillian Harrel, and Gladys Rae Clark; and a half sister, Betty Lou Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandy Watson; one son, Richard Dodd "Dickie" Watson, of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Tobi Watson Sharp, of Elizabethtown, and Rebecca Colleen Barry, of Murcia, Spain; two half siblings, Sammy Newton, of Elizabethtown, and JoAnn Thompson, of Bardstown; four grandchildren, Joshua Barry, Ashley (Lucas) White, Rebecca Frye, and Lindsay Sharp; one great grandchild, Gabriel "Gabe" Shoults; and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home with Dr. Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Monday and continues after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hardin Memorial Health Foundation.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Kentucky Standard on Dec. 5, 2017
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