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Raymond Louis "Junkyard" Watson


1949 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Louis "Junkyard" Watson Obituary
Raymond "Junkyard" Louis Watson 1949—2018
Raymond "Junkyard" Louis Watson, 69, of Rockford, departed this earthly life Sunday, July 8, 2018, in UW Health Swedish American Hospital, after a short illness. Born February 12, 1949, in Peoria, IL; the son of James and Margarine Watson. He moved to Rockford as a child, coming from Peoria. He married the former Cathy Ann Parham. He retired from Greenlee Textron Inc., after working there over 40 years. Raymond was a member of the Miles Memorial CME Church. He was an avid bowler, bowing in various bowling alleys especially Don Carter Lanes. He graduated from West High School, Class of 1967, and Rock Valley College. Raymond leaves to cherish many loving memories, his 2 daughters, Raven Watson and Kayla Watson; 5 grandchildren; brother; Anthony (Elder Marie) Watson; 3 sisters, Susan Cox, Muriel Watson, Florence (Drake Sr.) Granberry; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his wife; both parents; grandchild, Joseph Noy Jr.; and 2 brothers, James Watson and Michael Watson.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, with the funeral starting at 1 p.m. in Miles Memorial CME Church, 1035 Michigan Ave. Arrangements by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Inc.
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 11 to July 13, 2018
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