Paul Watson, 83, of Selma passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. He was born May 15, 1934 in Selma to the late Charles Kenneth Watson and Aileen Dickson Watson.
He was a retired Chief Engineer for Union Mechlin, a member of Selma United Methodist Church and also attended Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. After graduating from Selma High School in 1952, he started working for Mechlin at age 18 and continued working for them until his retirement at age 65. He was responsible for the transporting of all Apollo rockets and space shuttles to Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle but the most important thing to him was his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Wanda Britton Watson; two brothers, Eugene Watson and John Doyle Watson; and one sister, Donnie Watson.
Survivors include one son, Kenny (Annette) Watson of Selma; one daughter, Dr. Paula Watson of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandsons, C.J. (Sara) Watson and Ryan (Lindsey) Watson, both of Monticello; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan, William Paul, Tanner, Talin and Tynlee.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tillar Cemetery with Rev. David Jacks officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock 72207.
Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.