Donald Eugene Watson

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Donald Eugene Watson, 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Monmouth, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Don was born in Monmouth on March 30, 1941, the son of Robert I. and Pauline (Strange) Watson. He was a 1959 graduate of Monmouth High School.

He married Lou Watson on Jan. 8, 1966, having just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

Don had worked in the produce department of Kroger and Eagles groceries for more than 35 years. He had also been a custodian in the Greencastle School Corporation for nine years.

He was a member of the New Hope Fellowship Church in Greencastle and formerly of the New Life Foursquare Church in Monmouth.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Watson; sons Rev. Donnie (Jolene) Watson and Dan (Leann) Watson; a brother, Robert Watson; sisters Georgia Madson and Carolyn Hillman; grandchildren Brandon (Jessica) Watson, Kyle (Nicole) Watson, Amanda (Joe) Downing, Brittany and Amy Watson; great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Emma Grace Watson and Brylynn and Gavin Watson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Wayne D. Hillman; and a niece, Debra Watson.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. (CST) Monday, Jan. 20 at New Life Foursquare Church, 201 E. Second St., Monmouth, Ill. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.

The Turnbull Funeral Home of Monmouth has been entrusted with arrangements in Monmouth.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the New Hope Fellowship Church, 1577 U.S. 231, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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