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Floyd Wendell Watson

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WATSON Floyd Wendell Watson of Jacksonville, Florida went to be with his Lord Friday, March 7, 2008, surrounded by his wife, daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law after a courageous three year battle with cancer. He was born in 1928 to John William and Vera Maude Roberts Watson in Meeker, Oklahoma. Floyd served his country during World War II as a Radar Specialist in the Army Air Corps. He married Roselyn Melton of Ft. Lauderdale in 1950 and in 1951 he began a 37 year career with the Duval County School system. Floyd gave 34 years of service as an industrial Arts teacher and Guidance counselor to Lake Shore Junior High. He worked with united Electric & United Lighting for 31 years. Floyd enjoyed vegetable gardening, traveling, camping and volunteering. Floyd and Roselyn were faithful volunteers for 15 years with the Northeast Florida Area Salvation Army, ringing bells and working on the Mobil Food Canteen serving those in need. The couple joined the World Outreach Ministry Volunteer Staff where they managed the Food pantry for 10 years with unending energy and devotion. Celebrating his life are his loving wife of 57 years Roselyn; daughter Arlene & son-in-law Brian Cassedy, Lodge, SC; granddaughter Emma Rose Cassedy, Asheville, NC; sisters, Margaret Parkhurst, Betty Jean Gilreath, Mary & Don Holliman, Nancy & Ron Hein, Carolyn & Done LaRue, Doris & David Wise; brothers, Robert Watson, Richard & Ann Watson; sisters-in-law, Betty Lois Watson, LuVada Watson, and Evangeline Johnson, as well as 35 nieces and nephews. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, sister Johnnie Lou, brothers Doyle, Jerry and Harold, and twin grandsons Spencer and Tyler Cassedy. Friends are invited to visit the family Tuesday, 6-8pm at Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd. (781-4314) Floyd's memorial will be Wed nesday, March 12, 2008 at 3pm in Lake Shore United Methodist Church. Commitment to the earth will be Thursday with full military honors at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. The family asks friends to consider honoring Floyd by contributing to the ministries of Lake Shore united Methodist Church, the Northeast Florida Area salvation Army, or world Outreach Ministries. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 10, 2008
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