Don Rexford Watson
February 13, 1926 ‒ August 19, 2015
Don Rexford Watson passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday morning, August 19, 2015 after a brief illness at age 89.
He was born February 13, 1926 in Mansfield to parents Tod and Eldora (DeLong) Watson. After he graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1944, he attended Wittenberg University until joining the Air Force.
Don was in construction with his father in law for many years and held several patents of suspensions for trailer towing.
Don married Naomi “Zeke” Zediker on November 13, 1948. Don is survived by his three children Judy Hooker and Jone Watson of Mansfield, and Don (Cindy) Watson of Cincinnati; four grandchildren Jennifer (Dean) Cron of Charlotte, NC, Allie Watson (Sam Chamberlin) of Mansfield, Tyler and Jared Watson of Cincinnati, and three great grandchildren Bayley Cron, Maggie and Quinn Chamberlin. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Joyce (AJ) Watson and several nieces, nephews, and good friends.
In addition to his loving wife of 64 years, he is preceded in death by his parents; sister Joan Watson Meese; brother-in-law Bob Meese; brothers AJ, Chas, and James.
Although no public service will be held in Don’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Richland County Foundation Hospice of North Central Ohio Fund.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Don’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com