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Cornelius Chuck Watson

December 3, 1928 February 15, 2014
Cornelius Chuck Watson
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Obituary for Cornelius Chuck Watson

Cornelius �Charlie� W. Watson with his wife and children by his side, lost his battle with Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy on February 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Patricia of 18 years. He is also survived by his son Daniel Watson (Louise), daughter Cheryl Collins (Gordon), step-son Tim Grove (Charlotte), step-daughter Tammie Smith (Ronald), and two grandchildren; Jill Watson and Brian Watson, brother Frank Watson, sister, Pat Watts, and many nieces and nephews.

He served in the Marine Corp from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War. It was there that he suffered severe cold exposure that affected his hands, legs and feet. After being honorably discharged he returned to Michigan and married his first wife Kathleen Hines Watson. They were married for 33 years before cancer took her in 1987.
He is a lifetime member of the VFW of Union Lake Michigan and enjoyed many fish fries there on Friday nights.
He retired from General Motors Truck & Bus in Pontiac in 1991. He moved to Winter Haven, FL in 1993 where he worked at several golf courses in a variety of jobs which he enjoyed. In 2000 he started working for his son-in-law (Ronald) as a warehouse supervisor until he finally retired for the second time at the age of 79 in 2008.
He enjoyed water skiing in his younger days and taught all the neighbor kids to ski. Loved motorcycles and traveled a lot around the country on his. He enjoyed golfing and he had taught most of us to enjoy it too. He has encouraged and supported all of us in pursuing our dreams. Most of all, he enjoyed life and family, he was truly loved and will be missed by all.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, MI on Thursday, February 20, at 11AM. Burial and Military Honors will follow at White Lake Cemetery. Friends may visit on Wednesday, February 19, from 2-8PM. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

Memorials may be made in his name to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.


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