Carlton L. Watson

December 1, 2012

BLACK RIVER, N.Y.    Carlton L. Watson, 78, of 260 Maple St., passed Friday, Nov. 30, at his home where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River. Calling hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be 2 p.m. Saturday in South Edwards Cemetery.

Born Aug. 9, 1934, in Pinckney, the son of Harley and Evelyn Lehr Watson Sr., he graduated in 1952 from Watertown Hugh School.

He entered the US Army on Dec. 2, 1954, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1962 receiving the good conduct medal.

He married Rita Flannigan on Dec. 11, 1958, in Rochester. The couple resided in Rochester where he worked for Eastman Kodak for a year. He then worked for Schlegel Textile Mill in Rochester for over 40 years retiring as a foreman. In 2008 he moved to Black River.

Among his survivors are four sisters Shirley Kaiser, Carthage, Eleanor Watson and Margaret Sweet, Black River, Ruth Ann Copeland, Potsdam; a brother and sister in law, William and Jane Watson, TX; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Flannigan died Dec. 26, 1968. A sister, Doris Murray, and a brother, Harley Watson Jr., also died before him.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Information provided by Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.