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Ernest Watson Jr.

March 7, 1919 — June 23, 2017

Ernest Watson Jr.

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Ernest J. Watson Jr., 98 of Logansport, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood, IN.

Born on March 7, 1919 in Logansport; he was the son of the late Ernest J. Watson Sr. and Katherine M. Heitzman.  On March 31, 1946 in Logansport he married Juanita L. Young who preceded in death on May 26, 2012.

Ernie was an electrician and was the owner and operator of Watson Electric in Logansport. He also was formerly involved with his brother in running Watson’s Appliance Store.

He was a lifelong member of Cross Wind United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #60, V.F.W. Post #3790, William Paca Lodge #2366, Royal Center Order of Eastern Star Lodge #375 and Tipton Masonic Lodge #33. Ernie served in the Army during WWII and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Daniel) Rice, Greenwood, IN; Karen (Doug) Coddington, Mooresville, IN; five grandchildren, Ryan (Judi) Coddington; Darryn (Kayla) Coddington; Monica (Chris) Wright; Alan Rice and fiancé Laura Zoibi; and Brett Rice; great grandchildren, Kayden Coddington; Camron Coddington; and Drew Coddington.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Watson; and three brothers, Carl, Donald, and Harold Watson.

A masonic service will be held at 1:50 PM in the funeral home.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Upton officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport with full military rites.

Visitation will be held from Noon until the time of service on Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Cross Wind United Methodist Church.

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