David Frank Watson, Sr.
David Frank Watson, Sr., died January 4, 2021 at his home with family by his side. He was the son of the late Clemmie Mintz and Ronald Lee Watson.
Dave was retired after 23 years from the military serving both in the U.S. Army and the Airforce. He served during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he worked for Mobil Oil Co. for twenty years. Following his second retirement, Dave became a Flight Instructor running and operating Dave Watson’s Aviation at the Suffolk Airport teaching others to fly up until his 80th birthday.
He is survived by his wife Mary; sons David Watson (Melissa), Dudley Watson (Sheleah), Dwayne Watson (Tonya), and Greg O’Berry (Marian); daughter Cindy VanderBerg (Paul); and grandchildren Alana, Kelsey, Johnathan, Justin, Tara, Eurica, Ean, Emmet, and George.
A graveside service with military honors will be conducted on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11 AM in Hollywood Cemetery in Newsoms, VA. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com
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