William Dale Watson Sr.

Published 8:26 am Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Funeral services for Mr. William Dale Watson Sr. were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022, at Saulters Moore Funeral Chapel.  Interment followed in New Hebron Cemetery.  Mr. Watson, age 78, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022, at his home in New Hebron.

Mr. William Dale Watson Sr. was born on April 10, 1944, in Lincoln County, to Robert Guilford and Gertrude Kirkland Watson.  Mr. Watson was previously employed in his earlier years by Capitol Resource Drilling, spending the last 18 years of his career driving a truck for Kyla, Inc.  Among his many passions was classic cars.  He was especially proud of the 1966 Chevrolet Caprice in which he owned and restored.  He also enjoyed watching Westerns; in particiular, “Gunsmoke” and also enjoyed keeping up with friends and family on Facebook.  Mr. Watson was a member of the Monticello Church of Christ.

Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Guilford and Gertrude Watson, his daughter, Amy Denise Watson Henderson, two brothers, Robert Watson and Ralph Watson.

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His memory will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 55 years, Brenda Polk Watson of New Hebron; three sons, William Dale Watson Jr. (Christina) of Wiggins, Dr. Robert Curtis Watson (Sharon) of Hattiesburg, James Dale Watson and one sister, Betty Watson King of Monticello.  He also leaves behind five grandchildren, William Curtis Watson, JoAnna Denise Watson, Claire Elizabeth Watson, William Nathanial Watson and Timothy Corban Watson.

The family received friends Friday morning, one hour prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com