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Robert "Bob" Watson

Friday, January 5th, 1934 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Robert "Bob" Watson, 86, of Marion NC, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the care of Hospice at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion, NC.

A native of the Swannanoa Valley, he was born January 5, 1934 to the late Roy and Ada Greer Watson of Avery County, North Carolina.

Robert served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during the 1950's before marrying
Peggy Bea Bailey of Black Mountain, who also survives him, now of Marion. He first made a home for his family in Orlando, Florida and later at Cocoa Beach where he served proudly in security at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Space Center. Robert and his family remained in Florida for a number of years before returning to Marion, North Carolina in 1972 where he founded and built Buck Creek Campground. While he was the owner, Robert was loved by many who visited Buck Creek Campground. He was known for his fun-loving and sociable ways with everyone, and he never met a stranger who did not become a friend.

He earlier worked as a licensed electrician in both states of Florida and North Carolina. Robert was a devoted husband and father, and a member of Refuge Baptist Church in Pleasant Gardens where he served as a Deacon.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his four brothers, Delmar Watson, William Watson, Ernest Watson and Roy Watson, Jr.; and his son, Danny "Dan" Watson, of Marion.

Robert is survived by his children, Kathy "Elaine" Watson Shook of Marion, Richard "Dale" Watson of Charlotte, and Beverly Watson of Marion; grandsons, Jeremy Hoover, Joshua Watson, Justin Watson, Jeremiah Watson and Aidan Watson; one great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Jean Hoover; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals & Cremation Services with a memorial video being played at 12:30pm prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charles George VA Medical Center, Attn: Voluntary Service, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Harwood Home for Funerals
    Address
    208 West State St.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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    A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals & Cremation Services with a memorial video being played at 12:30pm prior to the service.

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Howard Ray

Posted at 02:13pm
Richard,

So sorry for the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace

Howie
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Stauber Family

Posted at 01:39pm
Richard, the entire Stauber family sends our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Deepest sympathy to the Watson family. We love you Richard.
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