Posted: Sat 8:00 PM, Dec 08, 2012
Funeral Home: Matheny Whited Funeral Home
Melvin R. “Roy” Watson, 81, of Elizabeth WV went to be with the Lord on December 8, 2012
He was born on September 6, 1931 in Wirt County, the son of the late Dock and Sylvia Mae (Shears) Watson. He married the love of his life, Ocie Mae (Collins) Watson was married for 41 years before her passing in April 9, 1993. He retired from CSX railroad in September of 1993 after 41 years of service.
He had a wonderful retirement. He loved following his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting and dance events over the years. He was an avid Wirt County Tiger Fan and loved spending time on the family farm. His family and friends were the most important part of his life. He had a special place in his heart for his dear friends Ken and Mae Thompson and the Crew at Ellison Dozer service. He particularly
missed two wonderful friends Paul Wine and Lloyd Edwards that had passed on before him.
He is survived by his three children: Linda (Richard) Board of Palestine WV, Rodney (Becky) Watson of Elizabeth WV, Gary (Shannon) Watson of Elizabeth WV, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Roy is preceded in death by both his parents, wife, 4 brothers Mick, Jack, Ken and Ivan Watson, and sister Donna Randolph.
Services will be Monday December 10, 2012 at 11am at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, WV.
With the Rev Mark McCloy and Rev John Watkins officiating. Visitation will be Sunday Dec 9, 2012 4- 8 PM and Monday from 9 am until time of service
Interment will be at K of P Cemetery of Elizabeth WV
Online condolence mathenywhited.com