Ralph Dorman Watson
September 5, 1927 – March 7, 2018
Ralph Dorman Watson, 90, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his residence. He was born September 5, 1927, in Etta, MS., to Lacy David and Stella Morton Watson. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was retired from Masterbilt Corp. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Germany from 1950-1952 and then served 4 years in the Army National Guard. He loved spending time on his farm tending to his cows. He collected watches and loved watching old western movies. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Rhys Key officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife: Joyce Mayhew Watson; 1 daughter: Donna Weeden (Narshal); 2 grandchildren: Kelsey Weeden and Katie Weeden; a special sister-in-law: Joann Willard (Melvin); and a special nephew: Mike Willard (Amy).
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister: Louise Jumper; 2 brothers: Paul Watson and Otis Watson; 1 grandchild: Matt Weeden; and a special brother-in-law: Ronnie Mayhew.
Pallbearers will be Mike Willard, Terry Pence, Mike Garrett, Hubbard Willard, Jason Willard, and Tony Richardson.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, at United. The body will lie-in-state at the church from 12:30-1:30 Saturday, March 10.
In honor of Mr. Watson’s service to his country United Funeral Service will fly the U. S. Army flag during his visitation and service.