MISSION, Texas - The Rev. F. Edward Watson, 78, died Jan. 13 2002, in Mission.
Born Aug. 14, 1923, in Alliance, Ohio, son of the late James and Eva Mae Watson, he was a graduate of Alliance High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a bachelor of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He was a Presbyterian minister for 55 years and served pastorates in Illinois, Missouri and Texas.
An honorary colonel on the staff of Missouri Gov. John M. Dalton and Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, he served as lieutenant governor of the Mo-Ark Division of Kiwanis International. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.
As a freshman in high school, he felt the call to the ministry and spent his life serving the Lord. He retired in 1985 and moved to Mission where he has worked with the First Presbyterian Church ever since.
His wife, Ermadean Watson, survives of Mission.
Also surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lynn Watson of Columbia, S.C., and John Watson of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Ann and David Lewis of Anderson, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted at 10 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Mission with the Rev. Don Owens officiating.
Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission was in charge of arrangements.
may be sent to the
First Presbyterian Church
of Mission Memorial Fund
Mission, Texas 78572