Elmer Hinton Watson of Kerns Mill Road in Sutherlin went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at the age of 95.
He was born in Danville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1926, to the late Matt Thomas Watson and the late Maggie Belle Hinton Watson. He was married to Patricia Bowell Watson, who survives.
Elmer was the owner of Watson Equipment Sales and always enjoyed working on heavy machinery. He served his country in the US Army in Europe from 1945-1946.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by granddaughters, Jacqueline Arnold and husband Mike and Jillian Jones; and a great grandson, Jeremy Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughters, Donna W. Adams, and Wanda and Johnny Jones.
The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the home of Glenn Watson, 1193 Kerns Mill Road, Sutherlin.
Due to COVID-19 and health concerns, a private graveside service will be held at Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arbor Baptist Church, 15120 River Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.brookslyon.com.
The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.