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Charles William Watson

June 18, 1934 — February 14, 2016

Charles William Watson, of Groesbeck, went home to be with the Lord following his lengthy battle with illness, on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at age 81. Visitation will be Monday, February 15, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ben Watson officiating, and music by Steve Watson. Burial will follow in the Wortham Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sydney Favors, Jim Willis, Warren Miller, Jon King, Mike Albers, Jimmy Compton, Gary Findley, and Brad Thetford. Charles was born June 18, 1934 to James Benjamin Watson and Lela Rebecca (Chaesse) Watson in Wortham, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Charles worked at A. Brandt (Abco) in Mexia in the furniture factory for twenty years. He was very talented in being able to make objects from seeing a sample, a skill he used in making furniture on the job, as well as later in life in wood working as a hobby. Charles was united in marriage with Marjorie Ann Reese on June 22, 1962. They were married in the Bethel Baptist Church in Groesbeck. Charles called her “Sweetheart” all of their 53 years together and he was her one and only love. Charles and Marjorie lived a few years in Wortham and then Mexia, before moving to Groesbeck where they made their home the rest of his life. After Charles’ work at the furniture factory, he worked at the Mexia State School as maintenance supervisor, until retiring after twenty-three years. Charles was an avid deer hunter and a very avid fisherman. He loved to jug-fish in Lake Limestone and Richland Chambers, with family or by himself. He fished no matter the weather, and once, he was almost caught during a sudden flood. He knew how to catch the “big ones.” He especially liked fishing with his pole for the trout at the Springfield Dam. He caught and cleaned, and Marjorie cooked his catch. Charles was always willing to help anyone. He was very friendly, never meeting a stranger, and he liked to joke with people. He was a man who liked to always stay busy. He raised a big garden, as long as his health permitted, and enjoyed sharing with friends and neighbors. Charles was a member of the Victory Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He will be dearly missed by his friends and loved ones. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers and sisters: Elmo Watson, Elbert Watson, Bennie Frank Watson, Gladys Lansford, and Norma Jean Fisk. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Watson of Groesbeck; son, Clifford Randel Watson of Groesbeck; son and daughter-in-law, David Brian and Laura (Sutton) Watson of Groesbeck; grandsons, Cody Watson of Mexia and Brian Watson of Waco; a brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Maide Watson of Forest Glade; and a host of nieces and nephews.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Groesbeck Funeral Home, Inc.

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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