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