June 16, 1943 - June 18, 2018

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Service

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation

Visitation Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at Vernon Funeral Home

Eugene "Gene" Watson, 75, of St. Paris, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 in Kindred Hospital, Dayton.

He was born June 16, 1943 in Jelico, Tennessee, the son of Pete and Elizabeth (Marcum) Watson. Gene was a 1963 graduate of Beavercreek High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a brick mason and was a member of the Brick Mason Local 22. Gene was also a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed doing anything outdoors, especially hunting, shooting, building, photography and riding motorcycles.

Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Ann (Fidler) Watson; his son, Chance Watson (Karen Collette) and her children, Ally, Mason, Evie, and Brian; his step-mother, Opal Watson; his brothers, Michael (C.J.) Watson and Pete (Tammy) Watson; his sisters, Erma (Ralph "Butch") Hotopp, Peggy Stull and Brenda (Ronnie) Perry; his sister-in-law, Sherri Watson; and his nieces and nephews, Tracey Kenny, Jerry, Todd, Gregg, Tara, Misty, Paul, Scott, Michele, Diego, Lisa, Vicki, Laurie Ann, Christina, Tiffany, Jeffery, Chad, Brendon and Breanna.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jack Watson; his brother-in-law, Charlie Stull; and his nephew, Chuck Stull.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the funeral home with Pastor Harold Walker officiating. The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

Condolences

Pete & Angela Olejnicek - Jun 24, 2018
Chance and Bev we are sending our love to you. Gene was a shining light that will be missed by everyone fortunate enough to be in his path. Much love to you both.
Tiffany (Watson) Wallace - Jun 19, 2018
Sending our love and prayers to Aunt Bev and Chance. Lots of fond memories growing up and ‘sharing’ birthday celebrations at our Monterey house. That bullseye cake with the arrow in it was always a favorite of mine 😊❤️ Love you all!

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