SWEDEN VALLEY, Pa. - Paul E. Watson, 88, of Sweden Valley, died Thursday (March 20, 2014) in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
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Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Prouty, he was a son of Evan H. and Marion E. Hamilton Watson. On March 30, 1947, in Prouty, he married the former Lena G. Ludwig, who predeceased him April 16, 2012.
A farmer until 1965, he owned and operated Ulysses Lumber for many years and then operated heavy equipment, building logging roads.
He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport.
Surviving are four sons, Craig (Judy) Watson of West Bingham, Dennis Watson of Belmont, N.Y., Timothy (Susan) Watson of Sweden Valley and Douglas (Julie) Watson of Coudersport; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph D. (Priscilla) Watson of Prouty and Clayton E. (Shirley) Watson of Sweden Valley; a sister, Helen C. Reed of Mt. Holly, N.J.; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence and James; two sisters, Virginia M. Harvey and Lena G. Ludwig; a great-grandson, Tucker Watson; and a great-great-granddaughter, Jaycee Morehouse.
Friends may call Monday (March 24, 2014) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Minor will officiate. Burial will be in Summit (Watson-Reed) Cemetery, Coudersport.
Memorials may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a
. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 22, 2014