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