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Gary R. Watson (1946 – 2013)

MADISON - Gary R. Watson, 66, passed away peacefully at home in Madison on Sunday morning, June 16, 2013. He was born September 27, 1946, in Old Town, to Richard B. and Faith (Harris) Watson of Greenfield.

He attended high school at Higgins Classical Institute and Old Town High School, and graduated in the class of 1965. He was a veteran and was proud to serve his country, from 1965 to 1967 during the Viet Nam conflict as an SP/4 in the U.S. Army. After his service, Gary worked 30 good years as an iron worker in Local 496.

He was an avid collector of Civil War memorabilia and also enjoyed collecting and trading antique books. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and rode on many trips all over the country until he was disabled.

Gary is survived by his father, Richard B. Watson of Greenfield; a brother, Richard D. Watson of Greenfield; 2 sisters, Terrylie DeBeck and husband Gregg of Mariposa, CA, and April Kochis and husband Tim of Greenfield. Gary had no children, but loved his nephews and niece; Gregg DeBeck Jr. and wife Patty of San Leandro, CA, Cody Kochis of Greenfield, Shawna Lynn Watson and daughter Faith, of Milford and Richard and Ricky Watson of Bangor. Gary has many cousins who will miss him very much and many special friends in the Madison, Skowhegan area.

Gary is predeceased by his mother, Faith (Harris) Watson, who passed away in 1995.

A private memorial service will be planned at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

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