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Earl H Watson

Born: Tue., Nov. 14, 1933
Died: Sun., Mar. 31, 2019


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Earl Henry Watson, 85, of Danville passed away at 1:22 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at O.S.F. Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville. He was born November 14, 1933 in Danville to Clifford Watson and Lucille (Robison) Watson. Earl married Eunice Grayson October 1, 1953. They were married for 15 years and had a daughter; Norma Draper of Danville, she survives and a son; Clifford Thomas Watson who precedes him in death. He is preceded in death by three sisters; Aretta Bean, Dorothy Nose, Rosemary Barret, brother; Clyde Watson, a grandson; Josh Draper, and granddaughter; Tracey Draper. Earl is also survived by a granddaughter; Stacey (Jerremy) Morgeson, and a great granddaughter; Aurora Morgeson.

Earl was a veteran, he served 4 years in the United States Air Force. He worked full time in maintenance for Watson’s General Tire, whom the family would like to send a very special thank you for their support and generosity.

Earl really enjoyed working on cars and anything involving mechanics. He also enjoyed being outside doing yardwork, fishing, and hunting for morel mushrooms.

A graveside service for Earl will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Danville National Cemetery with Chaplain Cindy Harris officiating. The family would like memorial donations to be sent to one of the following: Watson’s General Tire, American Legion Post 210, or the VA Illiana Healthcare System.

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