Arthur John Watson, Sr., 58

Of State Route 22,beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, went into the arms of the Lord on

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Glens Falls Hospital with his loving family by his side.

 Born in Whitehall on August 4, 1950, he was the son of the late Arthur F And Marion (DeLorme) Watson.

 Many know him as "Light Bulb".  Art served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam from 1970-1972.  He is a member and Past Commander, serving two terms, of the American Legion Post #83 of Whitehall.

 Art’s hobbies included working on old cars and watching NASCAR and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhart, Jr and he also loved the New York Giants.  In his early years, he loved to hunt, fish and bowl.  He loved his many pets over the years.  He also enjoyed listening to country music, especially Hank Williams and watching westerns and old movies.

 He first worked at Hadeka Slate in Poultney, VT, and after 30 years of employment, he retired as a Highway Foreman for the NYS Department of Transportation in Whitehall.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Toni, one son, Arthur J. Watson, Jr and his wife, Theresa of Hudson Falls, two daughters, Wendy Watson of Granville and Danielle Beardsley and her husband, Timothy of Whitehall; his brothers and sisters, all of Whitehall, Timothy Watson and his wife, Barbara, Marianne Blanchard and her husband, Fred, Lisa Hurley and her husband, Billy, and Wayne Watson and his wife, Penny; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, with Rev. Michael Flannery, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, officating.

 Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, November 14, 2008, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 Following the funeral service, family and friends are invited to a time of

fellowship and refreshments at the American Legion Post #83 of Whitehall.

 Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Art’s name to the Granville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 153, Granville, NY 12832 or the American Legion Post #83, 148 Main Street, Whitehall, NY 12887.

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