Obituary of Arnold Ray Watson
Arnold Ray Watson, 96, of Pearland, Texas, passed away on May 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Augusta Laminski and Maurice Watson; wife, Dorothy Watson; brother, Alvin Watson; sisters, Janie Peters, Maude Schlessigar, Myrtle Reeves, and Mamie Williamson. Left to cherish Arnold’s memory is his son, Charles R. Watson and wife, Sandra; daughters, Norah Dulaney and Renee Morgan and husband, Scott; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.
Arnold proudly served in the U.S. military and fought at Omaha Beach during WWII among numerous other military campaigns. He was a highly decorated veteran, proud patriot, and after serving in the Army went back and re-enlisted in the Air Force. Arnold was a drilling consultant for Oil and Water Worldwide and traveled all over the world. After the military, he continued to serve his community in law enforcement and as a Justice of the Peace. Arnold would perform many weddings during his years as a JP. He enjoyed staying informed about politics and would always vote. In his earlier years, Arnold enjoyed watching stock car racing and often attended Meyer Speedway. He also enjoyed owning firearms. During his final days Arnold spent a lot of time watching Fox News and Western Movies to keep himself occupied throughout the day. Arnold loved his family and was a great provider. He was an animal lover and regularly gave to the Humane Society. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society in Arnold’s name.
A visitation and funeral service for Arnold will take place at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, with Pastor Howard Agnew officiating. Interment at SouthPark Cemetery to follow.
Clayton Funeral Home and Cemetery Services is family-owned and operated, and pledges a continued commitment to serve the families of our community. We believe in sincere, professional, and affordable service.
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