William L. Watson Sr. Obituary – Death, William L. Watson Sr. Funeral

By | January 10, 2022

William L. Watson Sr. Obituary – Death, William L. Watson Sr. Funeral

William L. Watson Sr., 79, of Carmichaels, and formerly of Mapletown, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, in his home.

He was born August 30, 1942, in Mapletown, a son of the late Robert F. and Mabel M. Tanner Watson.

Bill worked as a cable splicer for Verizon for 40 years, retiring in 2003. After retirement, he began working for Lowes in Morgantown, W.Va. in 2005, and then transferred to the Uniontown Lowes store where he was currently employed.

Bill enjoyed woodworking, coin collecting, playing golf, traveling, trout fishing and playing cards, including poker. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and a former social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores E. Lutes Watson; a son, Mark W. Watson (Melissa), of Holly Springs, N.C.; two step daughters, Annette Roberts, of Carmichaels, and Janet Schamp, of Somerset, Pa.; a step son, Edward Janco (Tonya), of Georgetown, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Lyra Watson, Samantha Watson, Jacob Watson, Alizah Roberts, Carlee Roberts, James Schamp (Constance), Christina Schamp, Preston Janco and Kenney Janco; a great-grandson, Emmett William Schamp; two sisters, Betty Mae Waggett of Carmichaels, and Jean Marie Keener (Jack), of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are a son, William L. Watson, Jr.; a great-grandson, Rowan Edward Schamp; a brother, Robert L. Watson; a nephew, Jack K. Waggett; and a brother-in-law, Donald Leroy Waggett.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Yoskovich Funeral Home (724-966-5500), Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The Rev. Dayton D. Mix will officiate.

Interment will follow at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh.