Albert "Al" Fraser Watson, 81, passed away Saturday July 14, 2012 at 1:05AM. He was born February 28, 1931 in Dedham, Massachusetts. Al was the son of the late Albert Fraser Watson and Ann Kwast Bergen, both of Massachusetts.
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Al worked over 30 years for the city of Rocky Mount, started with the Street Department and later joined the Police Department. He was the first officer to work in the Drug Department; Al gave programs to the schools for all grades, telling and showing the danger of Drugs, also the civic clubs were given programs.
Al was a member of Rocky Mount Shrine Club, Rocky Mount Masonic Lodge (Corinthian Lodge 230) Sudan Temple, VFW Post 2057, and American Legion.
He was a devoted husband to his wife Frances Hayes Watson for 60 years, son, Mike (Retired Fire Captain of Rocky Mount) wife Kathy, two grandchildren, Haley Courts (Pat) in Gainesville, Florida, Meredith Watson of Atlantic Beach,great-granddaughter, Jillian Adele Courts, all the "apple of his eyes", sisters, JoAnn Bergen of NY, Lois Tapley of RI.
Al will also be remembered by brother-in-law Robert Hayes (Jo Ann) sister- in –law Jeanette Mosely (David) brother-in-law Harold
Brown, sister-in-laws Ann Hayes and Weedie Hayes, numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and family at Cornerstone Funeral Home of Nashville, Monday July 16, 2012 from 7:00-8:30PM. A service to honor Al will be Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 11:00Am in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Brown and Chaplain Howard Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Flowers will be accepted but Al's wishes were to send memorials to Friends of Hospice & Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital at 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or Shriners Cripple Children Transportation Fund at 403 East Front Street, New Bern NC 28560-4916.
The family thanks Hospice of Nash for their care and love that was given to Al and his family shown during his illness.
On-line condolences may be sent to the Watson Family by visiting www.cornerstonefuneralhomeandcremations.com Arrangements are entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations, 1052 South First Street, Nashville.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on July 16, 2012