Philip Gary Watson

White Sulphur Springs-Philip Gary “Bill” Watson, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the White Sulphur Springs Center.

Bill was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Neola, the son of the late Marion Martin and Hazel H. Hefner Watson, Jr.

Bill had retired from the Hercules plant in Covington, VA, then became a Skycap at the Roanoke Airport, Roanoke, VA. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Bill was an avid golfer, loved working on his old cars and smoking cigars.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Watson and his sisters, Mary Frances Forren and Betty Jo Maupin.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Tyree Watson; daughter, Lesley Watson of Lewisburg; sons, Philip Watson of White Sulphur Springs and Clark Watson of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Hugo Hughes, Alex Hughes, Sophia Watson, Clayton Watson, Sterling Watson and Zane Watson; sister, Brenda Legg of Frankford; and brother, Bob Watson of Florida.

It was Bill’s wish to be cremated with no services.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting

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