L.D. Watson, January 4, 1943~September 6, 2014

Watson 2L.D. Watson, 71, of Elkins, went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2014.  He was born in Springdale on January 4, 1943.

He was a Christian man and an important good friend to the Elkins community.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Doris Watson; sisters, Anna Lee Drennon and Beck Evinger; and brother, Ed Watson.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Roark and  Mike of Springdale; son, John Watson and Valarie of Springdale; brother, Ray Watson of Liberty, MO.; sisters, Jenny Koch of Springdale; and Louise Stewart of Elkins; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held 10:30 A.M at the Elkins Community Center on Friday, September 12, 2014.  A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the community center.  A meal will immediately follow the service.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.



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    Felicia Bonner » 08. Sep, 2014

    So sorry for your loss Jennifer. I know he meant the world to you.

    jean portillo » 09. Sep, 2014

    so sorry for your loss jennifer…i know you loved him dearly as he did you…hugs….

    Name » 09. Sep, 2014

    Dear Jennifer, John David and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was an amazing man who was so kind and caring. I will never forget the times spent with your family as a kid how they embraced me as one of their own. Your family will always hold a special place in my heart and the memories your parents left behind will always be one of my most treasured gifts. I love you all dearly and will continue to pray for you. Love & many hugs.

    God Bless,
    Mark & Katrina Smith Family

    Beckie Peek » 09. Sep, 2014

    Amy & Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. This has really been a terrible year for your family…we are thinking of you guys and hope that our prayers bring you some peace. :)

    Debbie Miller » 09. Sep, 2014

    I didn’t know Mr.Watson very well but I could tell he was a sweet soul. My sympathies to the family.

    Charlie & Virginia Moon » 11. Sep, 2014

    L.D. is missed very much. One memory keeps going through my mind. That of L.D. and Doris playing with Randy and Marty’s toys and them at Christmas time in North Carolina during the time they lived with us while L.D. was in school. He was always very special to us. Gods blessings to all the family.

    Thelma (Neal)Bromley » 11. Sep, 2014

    To the family of L.D.,
    I never had the opportunity to know L.D. very well, but he was a cousin as I am Mae (Watson) Neal’s daughter. I know my Mother always enjoyed seeing L.D. during her lifetime.
    I pray God’s peace and comfort for you. May you dwell not on the loss but the precious memories you have of L.D.

    love from your cousin.

    Betty Neal Sparks » 11. Sep, 2014

    Grace and peace be yours in abundance. I Peter 1:2

    In the silence of morning, may we hear and understand the quiet inner voice of the spirit. Hoping that each new day will continue to heal your heart. Copied

    Linda Mccabe » 12. Sep, 2014

    Sorry for your loss. I always thought Uncle John and Aunt Fine had one child, LD Watson. Uncle Francis Watson took me to the John Watson family reunion in the early 80′s. I got to meet his brothers and sisters. When I think of LD and Doris they were the perfect couple, always laughing and smiling.