He was a member of and worked for Boilmakers Local 108.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, from noon until 2 p.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Christopher Stephenson will officiate. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lera Bella Ruggles; and his grandson, Tyler Ace Gilbert.
Survivors include his wife, Donna K. Watson; daughter, Ariel K. Watson; stepchildren, Crystal Seymour and Jamie Gilbert; grandchildren, Eli Williams, Colten and Camren Seymour and Mason Myers; father, Russell Watson; mother, Shirley Haire (Buddy); brothers, Lonnie Watson (Eneida) and Randy Watson (Gina); sisters, Sandy Ray (T.L.) and Bonnie Taft; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newhorizonmemorialfuneralhome.com
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora: 205-648-2323