Steven Watson

CROWN CITY, Ohio — Steven Thomas Watson, 57, of Crown City, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Steve was born Dec. 5, 1956, in Huntington, a son of the late Thomas M. Watson and Beatrice Joyce Turley Watson, who survives.

Steve was an Ohio operating engineer having retired with 34 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Hannan Trace High School and a member of Ohio Valley Masonic Lodge 536. Steve enjoyed raising his garden. Steve was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his wife, Sheila Waugh Watson, whom he married May 10, 1975; sons J.T. (Crystal) Watson, and Jacob (Adria) Watson, both of Crown City; a nephew raised as a son, A.J. (Rebecca) McDaniel, of Warner Robins, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kalob and Payden Watson, and a grandson expected to arrive in December; five brothers, Randy (Judy) Watson, of Bartlett, Tenn., Chris Watson, of Ohio, Rex Watson, of Crown City, Darin (Ardella) Watson, of Chesapeake, and Jason (Rebecca) Watson, of Walton, Ky.; his mother-in-law Yvonne Waugh, of Crown City; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Dale Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Victory Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be conducted by Ohio Valley Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be J.T. Watson, Jacob Watson, A.J. McDaniel, Kalob Watson, Austin Watson and Cole Watson.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295

Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2014