Dewey Edmond Watson, age 81, passed away in Plano, March 9, 2020. He was born to William Manferd and Oreta O’Neal Watson August 23, 1938 in Wolfe City.
Dewey served his fellow citizens for most of his adult life. He graduated from Wolfe City High School and joined the Police department with the City of Greenville. He then joined the US Army serving as a military policeman stationed in Alaska. When he was discharged from the Army, he became a deputy with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. He then became a Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Upon retirement from DPS he was a reserve officer with the Celeste Police Department and worked for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. When he was not working in law enforcement, he enjoyed raising cattle.
Dewey is survived by his daughters: Autumn Watson of Arlington, Crystal Dodson and husband Kris of Kingwood, Brooke Sellers and husband Ernie of Greenville, grandchildren: Ethan Duncan, Ian Duncan, Karsyn Dodson, Kinley Dodson, Gus Pate, and Savannah Sellers. He is also survived by his siblings: Nancy Parsons, Joe Allen Watson, Don Watson, Jerry Watson, Medford Watson, Danny Watson, and Debra Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Frankie Gregory, Glenn Watson, Marie Collins, and Darrell Watson.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, March 13, 2020 at R. W. Owens Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ethan Duncan, Bryan Collins, Greg Parsons, Britt Watson, Neal Watson, Johnny Watson, Kris Dodson, and Jon Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ian Duncan, Ernie Sellers, Keith Dodson, and Dewey’s law enforcement partner, T.L. Baker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations in Dewey’s memory to the Department of Public Safety Troopers Foundation at DPSTF.org
My thoughts & prayers are with Dewey’s grandsons, Ethan & Ian Duncan (Sons of Steven Duncan, My grandson) and other family members during this sad, sad time.
Rest in Peace my Fellow DPS Tropper. May God Bless all the family
We are very sad to hear of Dewey’s passing. I remember him coming by my grandmothers house to visit with her (Bertie Fulfer) she was always happy to see him and catch up on all the news.
Even tho I’m not able to attend the service, I send my love to all the Watson Family. We grew up together, and Nancy was my best friend, soI probably spent as much time at their house as my own. Oreta treated all of us as her own. Many happy memories! To Autumn. C.J. & Brooke, I know it hurts to lose your Dad! You girls did a great job taking care of him, and everyone appreciates that! To Dewey’s siblings, my heart hurts for you, but One Day we will all be together in GOD’S HOME! Something we are all looking forward to!
Midge & Family
Rest In Peace Dewey, thank you for your service….
My prayers for peace and strength to you and the family. You both have been so special to me.
Sorry I didn’t make it to the service, I just found out about Dewey’s passing at 10:00 Saturday morning. What a great American!
Dewey was a fine gentleman and a good friend. He will be sorely missed by all.
He was a good guy. He will be missed
Dewey was a neat guy. I always enjoyed talking with Dewey. He obviously served to protect the citizens of Hunt County for many years. Thanks for your service.