William A. Watson

March 11, 1931 — July 24, 2008

William Alfred "Bill" Watson, 77, of Fairfield Glade, passed away July 24, 2008. Funeral services were conducted July 28 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lanita Pride officiating. Interment was in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

Mr. Watson was born March 11, 1931, in Auckland, New Zealand, the son of Jack and Agetha (Cropp) Watson.

He was retired from Litton Guidance Systems and was a member of the Lutheran church. He served in the Merchant Marines.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Frances (Kontour) Watson of Fairfield Glade; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Jack Pichel of Fairfield Glade, Debra and Jerry Amaro of Lancaster, CA, and Susan and Kevin Burns of Acton, CA; son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Kim Watson of Acton, CA; sister, Patricia Jacobs of Calabas, CA; brother, Bruce Watson of New Zealand; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were Steve Misustin, Denver Martinez, Bobby Burns, Myckel Stevens, Richard Jeffrey and Donald Young.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

A guestbook may be signed at www.crossville-chronicle.com.

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