Jack D. Watson, age 88, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Evansville Protestant Home.
Jack was born April 13, 1933, in Evansville, IN, to Joseph and Catherine (Ryan) Watson. He graduated from Central High School in 1953 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Evansville. Jack was a Veteran in the United States Navy where he served as a Medic during the Korean War. He retired in 1990 from the EVSC after 26 years of service. Jack taught Physical Education and Health and Safety at Dexter Elementary School and was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association. He worked for many years as a Mutual Manager for Ellis Park. He was also a member of Crossroads Christian Church. Jack’s hobbies were growing and selling tomatoes and building dollhouses.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis (Goweay) Watson; daughters, Rebecca Delaney and Amy Reape (Sean); son, Matt Watson (Kim); grandchildren, Cullen, Shane, Brennen (Alyssa), and Grace (Caleb) Delaney, and Michael and Sarah Watson; and 4 great grandchildren.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Catherine Watson; 8 siblings; son, Craig Watson; and granddaughter, Reagan Delaney.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at the Evansville Protestant Home for their loving care and compassion, especially Pam and Sheena.
Friends and family may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville.
A Private Graveside Service for Immediate Family will be held at Park Lawn Mausoleum – Patrician Chapel at 1526 South Green River Road, Evansville, where full military rites will be rendered by the American Legion Kapperman Post #44.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis, c/o Dr. Kian Lim, 4921 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.
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