I am a Veteran.Wilford "Willie" Dewayne Watson
June 17, 1930 - June 28, 2018
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Wilford "Willie" Watson, 88, of Lubbock went to be with his Heavenly Father Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born June 17, 1930 the youngest of ten, to J.J and Maebelle (Hagard) Watson in Beaver County, Oklahoma. The family moved from the farm into the town of Beaver in 1935, where he attended school through 7th grade. The family relocated in 1942 to Darrouzett, Texas, where he went on to graduate high school in 1947 as the Salutatorian. Willie enrolled in Texas Tech in January 1948. While attending Texas Tech he enlisted in the U.S Navy on January 17, 1951 and served during the Korean War. While in the Navy, he attended a fire control technician school and was second in his class, he also served aboard the USS Chemung until his time of discharge December 10, 1954 when he returned to Texas Tech. In 1956, he graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he went to work in the engineer department for the City of Lubbock. During this time, he was made Sr. Civil Engineer in charge of the water and sanitation sewer department.

Willie joined Forrest Heights United Methodist Church September 23, 1956 and immediately joined the choir, where he would continue to sing his praises for 51 years. He met Lou Ann Sullivan in the choir and married that gal December 16, 1957. Willie always enjoyed singing and sang in the Glee Club while in college and joined the local chapter of SPEBSSA - Barber shop Chorus in 1958. He was also the lead singer in a quartet, "The Cromatics". Willie enjoyed his wood working shop in the backyard and built many, many, many bird houses.

Willie is survived by the love of his life, Lou Ann; daughter, Lynn Lehman and husband Todd; four grandchildren, Haley McElwain and husband Evan, Kaylan Shaw and husband Ben, Savanna and Trevor.

He is preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings; and beloved son, Andy.

Visitation will be from Monday, July 2, 2018 2:00-7:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes. A memorial service will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Forrest Heights United Methodist Church with a committal service at 2:00 p.m. at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.





Wilford "Willie" Dewayne Watson
 
Visitation Schedule
Visitation
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, July 02, 2018
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Map to Visitation Location
Family Receiving Friends
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Monday, July 02, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Map to Visitation Location
 
Service Schedule
Memorial Service
Forrest Heights United Methodist Church
3007 33rd Street
Lubbock, TX  79410
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Map to Service Location
Commital Service
City of Lubbock Cemetery
2011 E. 31st Street
Lubbock, TX  79404
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Map to Service Location
 
Burial Schedule
City of Lubbock
2011 East 31st Street
Lubbock, TX  79404
Map to Interment Location

 

 

 

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