Marvin Preston Watson, 85, died Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin was born on April 6, 1934, in Pleasant Hill, MS to the late Robbie and Ruby Sparks Watson. He was a retired agent and station manager with Southern Airways and a veteran of the United States Army. Along with his wife he attended Sand Springs Presbyterian Church in the Orwood Community and Clear Creek Baptist Church. Marvin was an Ole Miss sports fan and an active member of the Quarterback Club. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and church softball in his later years. Marvin was well known locally for his farming operation. Tomatoes were his speciality, earning him the nickname "Mater Man." In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Watson and Larry Watson and two sisters, Mary Faye Walters and Robbie Clair Carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Watson, of Oxford, MS; four sons, Tim Watson of Oxford, MS, Lee Watson and his wife, Kathy, of Calvert City, KY, David Watson and his wife, Melody, of Boston, MA, and Sam Watson and his wife, Nora, of Boston, MA; four grandchildren, Lee Watson, Megan Watson Bennett, Lucas Watson and Xander Watson; three great grandchildren, Aiden Driver, Caleb Watson, and Leanna Watson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and many others who called him "Uncle Marvin."
Memorial contributions in Marvin’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. In honor of Mr. Watson’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.
Visitation: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00PM - 2:00PM, Clear Creek Baptist Church, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655
Service: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00PM, Clear Creek Baptist Church, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655
Final Resting Place: Clear Creek Cemetery, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655
Marvin Preston Watson
April 6, 1934 - December 7, 2019
Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present