Marshall Watson (1918 - 2012)

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Marshall Watson, 94, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Fayette County, died at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services with military rites were at 11 a.m. on Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo. C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Elmo American Legion Post 420.
Mr. Watson was born on Aug. 30, 1918, in Fayette County, the son of Everett and Olive Grant Watson.
He served in World War II as a Hellcat fighter pilot for the Navy. He was awarded the Air Medal and Gold Star. He also served in the Korean War.
He retired from Caterpillar Corp. in Peoria.
He is survived by brothers, Max Watson of St. Elmo, and Robert Watson and his wife Millie of Hayward, Calif.; sisters, Louella Keith of Dayton, Ohio, Carol and her husband Don Keiser of Shelby, Ohio, and Janice and her husband Albert Niemeyer of St. Elmo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earnest and Revis; and sisters, Velma Watson and Marjorie "Marge" Watson.
Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 17 to Sept. 27, 2012
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