Millard Hoffa Watson


Millard Hoffa "Mike" Watson, 95, of Wernersville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Phoebe Berks Village, Wernersville.
He was born Oct. 12, 1923, a son of the late Harold G. and Edna A. (Ulrich) Watson of Turbotville. He lived in Montour County his entire life.
He was married to the former Geraldine Beatrice Levan who passed away on July 21, 1997.

Mike graduated from Turbotville High School and was employed at TRW in Danville for 31 years, retiring in 1983. He was also a self-employed farmer and school bus driver.
He was a life-long member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Turbotville, serving in various leadership positions within the church and was an active member of the community. He volunteered with the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society for many years and served on the Board of the Montour-Delong Community Fair.

Mike is survived by three children, Kathy A. Jablonski and her husband Frank of Birdsboro, Lyn C. Horning and her husband Edward of Zion, and Millard H. "Chip" Watson II and his wife Jane of Turbotville; he was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; other survivors include his brothers-in-law, William S. Hartman and Donald Levan and his wife Patricia, and 19 nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his wife and parents were three sisters, Bessie Jane Mahaffey, Alda Marie Timmerman, and Virginia L. Hartman.

He will be remembered by all as an active, generous, kind man with a true devotion to his family and his faith.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of Phoebe Berks Health Center and Village Commons for their exceptional care and compassion during Mike's stay with them.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, Watsontown, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Donald Snyder officiating.
Burial will follow in Exchange Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory be made to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 6, Turbotville, PA 17772.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
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