Ronald E. Watson, 71, of Sullivan, passed away at 2:07 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
Born July 29, 1934 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Ervin Watson and Grace Hawkins Watson. He was married to Rita Crow Watson.
He owned and operated Watson Welding and Engine Works in Sullivan. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Lyons American Legion Post 0479 and Masonic Lodge 3 in Carlisle.
Survivors include: his mother Grace Watson of Sullivan; his wife Rita Watson of Sullivan, a son David Watson of Dugger, a daughter Christine Lee of Sullivan; two sisters, Lois Brown of Indianapolis and Martha Curtis of Bellair, Md.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Ervin and a son Mark Alan Watson.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Banks and Brust Funeral Home, 400 Court St., Sullivan. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Carlisle with military graveside rites by the Sullivan, Shelburn and Hymera Legion Posts and Sullivan County VFW Post.
Friends may call form 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday with Masonic services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.