Harold P. Watson, 80, was born June 17, 1926 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Bart & Ella (Wood) Watson and went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.
Born & raised in the Bethel OK area, he attended grade school at Center Point, and junior high and high school at Bethel. On October 25, 1947 he married Geraldean "Dean" Flich, and they had lived in Tecumseh OK since that time.
He worked for Steffens Dairy, which later became Gilt Edge for over 20 years. He also worked as supervisor at COJAC until retiring in 1989, as well as driving a school bus for the Tecumseh School system for 21 years. He attended Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church, and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed eating cookies.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son: Harold P. Watson, II; and brothers & sisters: Oma, Ruth, Addie, Dovie, Gertie, Frank, Wayne, Ivory & Raymond.
His Wife: Geraldean "Dean" Watson of the home
3 Daughters & Sons-in-Law:
Kathy & Jesse Stearman of Tecumseh
Connie & Keith Mitchell of Bethel
Tawana & BJ Gracy of Tecumseh
Grandchildren & Spouses: Colette & Rick McClure of Tecumseh; John & Allison Stearman of Tecumseh; Sam & Tessica Mitchell of Bethel; Amanda & Jake Clanin of Shawnee; Andrew, Morgan, Taylor, and Joseph Mitchell - all of Bethel
4 Great-Grandchildren: Taylor & Hayden McClure, and Laney & Cami Stearman - all of Tecumseh
Sister: Kozelhua Young of Tecumseh
Brother: Jackie Watson of Wetumka