Robert Gary Watson Sr. entered this world on May 10, 1948 in St Louis, MO. to Robert Jack and Helen Geraldine Watson. He left his earthly home for his eternal home in Heaven on September 13, 2017.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2 o’clock in Summerville Family Worship Center, 407 North Magnolia Street, Summerville.
Robert married Jo Marie(Cook) Watson on December 27, 1968 in Osceola, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his Father Robert Jack Watson, Grandfather James Robert Watson, Grandmother Carrie (Brackin) Watson, Grandfather Artie Baker, Grandmother Daphne (Webb) Baker, and Grandmother Daisy Baker.
He is survived by his Wife of 48 years Jo Marie (Cook) Watson, Son Thomas (Skip) and Kelly Watson of Summerville SC, Son Robert Gary Jr and Stacey Watson of St. Louis MO, Daughter Carrie Watson of Summerville SC, Mother Helen Geraldine Watson of Potosi MO, Brother Danny Wayne Watson of Festus MO, Brother Timmy Ray and Terri Watson of Florissant MO, Sister Terri Watson (Mills)of Potosi MO, Brothers David Jerry (Watson) an Scotti Dixon of Loxley AL, and Danny Jack (Watson) Dixon of Loxley AL. He has 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews which he adored.
He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, the Helicopter Combat Division HML-167 from 1968-1972 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving in the Marine Corps, he worked as a Machinist Union Local #9. He then moved on to become a self-employed truck driver in the steel industry for over 28 years before retiring in 2011. During his retirement he continued part time work as a parts delivery driver for O'Reilly's auto parts store.
In addition to work he loved his weekend fun driving race cars on the dirt track for over 20 years and was a beloved member of the racing community. He also enjoyed heading up the Veterans Ministry in Summerville SC which was very close to his heart. Robert was a member of the Radiant Life Church of Festus MO and later became a member of the Summerville Family Worship Center.
Robert (Gary) Watson will be sorely missed by his wife Jo Marie and family.
He is gone but will NEVER be forgotten!
Celebration of Life
Summerville Family Worship Center
Sunday September 24th, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
407 North Magnolia Street
Summerville, SC 29483
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