Glenn Ray Watson, 87, of Wolfe City, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 12 at his residence surrounded by his children.
Mr. Watson was born Oct. 5, 1930 in the Black Cat Thicket Community near Wolfe City to William Manford and Oreta Fulton O’Neal Watson.
He married the love of his life, Linda Beth Baker, in Pasadena, TX on July 19, 1963.
Shortly after marriage, Glenn brought his bride back to his hometown where they raised a family and loved each other for 28 years until her passing in 1991.
Upon moving back to Wolfe City, Glenn bought his first bulldozer and started his life long career in soil conservation work and dirt contracting.
Glenn was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Wolfe City where he saw all three of his children come to Christ.
He proudly served in the United States Marines Corps during the Korean War from 1952-1954.
Mr. Watson is survived by his 3 children and their spouses; Britt Watson and wife Donna of Aubrey Texas. Neal Watson and wife Teresa of Lake Creek TX and Shannon LaFavers and husband Kevin of Bulverde TX.
He is also survived by 10 siblings; Frankie Gregory of Oklahoma City, Marie Collins of Dallas, Nancy Parsons of Wolfe City, Dewey Watson, Joe Watson, Don Watson, Jerry Watson, Medford Watson, Danny Watson all from the Greenville area and
Debra Martin of Emory, TX.
Glenn loved and adored his 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda and his youngest brother Darrell Watson.
Visitation will be at the R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 17th at the First Baptist Church in Wolfe City at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating the service will be Chaplain Tommy Morgan and his nephew R Baker Hughes.
Following the service, Mr. Watson will be laid to rest at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors.
Glenn’s grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.