PELL CITY - Robert Buckner "Bob" Watson died on February 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel Beasley Watson and Herbert Wyatt Preston Watson; his brother, Commander Wyatt Preston "Petie" Watson; his sister, Ethel Teague Watson Barnes; and his son,Preston Earl Watson.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Patsy Ingram Watson; his children, Robert B. Watson, Jr. (Allison Newton) of Birmingham, AL; John W. Rea (Sonja) of Pell City, AL, and Jennifer Rea Moses (Shea) of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Elisabeth Marie Rea, Emily Grace Rea, John William Rea, Jr., Evelyn Joy Rea, Eleanor Jane Rea, Kathryn Rea Moses, and Julianne Margaret Moses;sisters-in-law, Ann P. Watson, Denton, T Sarah Ingram Sewart (Glover), argaret Ingram Bearden (Lawrence), May Jim Campbell (Don) and Ann Ingram Arnett (Don) of Pell City, AL; nephews, Dr. Harry McGwinn (Mac) Barnes, III (Terri), Lee An (Megan), Tommy Stewart (Tammy), James Bearden (Jennifer), Richard Davis, and Wayne Smith (Jan); nieces, Isabel Barnes (Frank), Ethel Watson Brnes, Ruth Pope (John), and Jamie Truitt (Chuck), and numerous extended family members.

Bob was born and raised in Montgomery, AL and was a graduate of Huntingdon College. He spent the lat 27 years of his ofe in Pell City, AL, where he was involved in many aspects of the community as a father, a successful small-business owner, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Bob loved people and never met a stranger. He was a friend to many and a grat encourager to all.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at New Hope Baptist hurh at 3 p.m. with burial to follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Ministry of New Hope Baptist hurch, 75 Cogswell Avenue, Pell City, AL 35125.

Condolences may be offered to the Watson family online at

Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct the service.
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