Earl Franklin Watterson, 93, of Worthington, died Monday October 4, 2021 at home with family attending. He was born October 24, 1927 in Craigsville to the late Clarence and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Watterson.
Earl was a retired United Methodist Minister he served in many churches the Summerville, Oakridge, Kingsville, PA (UMC) from 1965- 1971; Manorville, Rogers Chapel, PA from 1971-1975 (UMC); Cochranton, Mumford, PA from 1975-1982 (UMC); Younsgville (EUM) Evangelical United Methodist Church, PA 1982- 1988; Chicora, Karns City, Fairview, PA (UMC) 1988- 1991; First United Methodist Church, Butler, where he was the pastor of visitation from 1991-1995.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Franklin Union Baptist Church. Earl served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He enjoyed family time, travel and wood working.
Earl is survived by his spouse Barbara (Smith) Watterson of Worthington; daughter Nancy (Gary) Shilling of Middleburg, FL; daughter Barbara (Chester) Harris of Massillon, OH; son Robert Watterson of Manorville, PA; daughter Joyce (Eric) Force of Kittanning, PA; daughter Sue (Prentice) West of Worthington, PA; daughter Charlene (Wayne) Jackson of Martinez, GA; sister Malissa Emma Jean Buzzard of Lees Summit, MO; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 1 greatgreat grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary Watterson; wife Lena Watterson and infant child; wife of 59 years Phyllis Watterson; daughter Brenda Corp; brothers Eugene Watterson, Andrew Watterson, and Clarence Watterson; and sister Marjorie Morrison.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington.
Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in the Franklin Union Baptist Church until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Chester H. Harris, the Rev. Gary Shilling and the Rev. Melanie Fierbaugh officiating.
Interment is in the Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Union Baptist Church.
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