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Foy Wallace Watson Jr.

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Foy Wallace Watson Jr. Foy Wallace Watson Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2010. He was born in Waco, Texas on October 7, 1926. During World War II he served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa where he earned the Purple Heart and two battle stars. After the war, Foy married his long time sweetheart, Bernadine and pursued a career as a revenue officer with the IRS. After retiring from the IRS, he became a Texas Master Florist. Foy is a graduate of Central City Commercial College, Waco, Texas, also having attended Baylor University, Trinity University, San Antonio College, and the University of Houston. He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. Foy has been a faithful member of Crestview Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, and was Treasurer for over 35 years. He was an active member of Hill City Masonic Lodge #456, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite and a Noble of the Ben Hur Shrine Temple. In addition, he was past Commander of Colorado Commandery #4 Of York Rite Masonry, where he was the recipient of the Meritorious Award. Foy also served as a Past Patron three times for the Travis Chapter #472 Order of Eastern Star in Austin. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Bernadine Gummelt Watson of Austin; as well as three children: Foy Watson III of Round Rock and wife Gloria, Richard Watson of Waco and wife Debbie, Cindy Constantine of League City and husband Kim; brother Tom Watson of Austin; sister Rose Summers of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Foy and Thelma Watson; and one brother James D. Watson. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday November 2, 2010 and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday November 3, both at Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home. Masonic graveside services will be held at Waco Memorial Park at 3 p.m.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 2, 2010
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