Gary L. Watson, 72, died Wednesday night in the Houston Hospice, Houston, TX, after an illness. Gary was born in Caldwell, Kansas, and has lived in Hemphill for the past 24 years coming here from Ohio. He was a driller in the oil field industry. Gary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hemphill.
He is survived by his wife Susan Watson of Hemphill, his daughter Tandy Pipes of Tyler, TX, his grandchildren; Richard, Janie, Miranda, Hanlee Grace and Kristopher, his great grandchildren; Ella Beth, Victoria, Lilie, and Laylagh. He is also survived by a half-brother Dale Hammer of California and a half-sister Donna Fox of Lancaster, CA. Gary was preceded in death by his son Gary Dwayne Watson.
Memorial service will be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Hemphill.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.