William Robert “Bob” Watson, age 85, of Lebanon, KY, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home after an illness.
Bob was born June 4, 1932 the son of the late James Blaine and Hannie “Dellie” Feese Watson in Adair County, Kentucky. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Walter Christian Watson and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Watson Gossett and Cordie Lee Watson Thompson. For over 30 years he worked at Independent Stave and Bourbon Cooperage. In his spare time, you would often find him fishing or hunting. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He married Lillian Ethel Davis and to this union was born four daughters and two sons, Sharon Watson Salyer of Cox’s Creek, Robert Watson and his wife Kathy of Louisville, Sandra Watson Strong and her husband James of Lebanon, William W. Watson and his wife Robin of St. Joe, Charlene Watson Williams and her husband Michael of Lebanon and Vickie Watson of Shepherdsville. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 10 great grand-children.
Funeral Services for William Robert “Bob” Watson will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Blevins officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 with burial to follow in Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Kentucky. Casket bearers are, Josh Williams, Chris Williams, Rance Watson, Justin Watson, Robbie Watson and Matthew Salyer.
Donation are requested to be Hosparus of Green River and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.