Ralph E. Watson, Jr., 85, Mercer, passed away at Hospice House in North Lima, Ohio, at 6:35 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2017).
Ralph was born in New Castle, on March 21, 1932, to Ralph E. and Alice (McConnell) Watson, Sr.
He married Louise Ann Cavallo on Dec. 31, 1955.
Mr. Watson was previously employed by W.R. Grace, Neo Mag, and Adesa as well as being a lifetime farmer. He hosted Barn Ministry from 1971-1976 and The Jesus Events in 1974, 1976 and 1978 all at the family farm.
Ralph was an Army veteran who served in Germany, a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of New Wilmington High School.
He is survived by: two sons, Ralph E. Watson III and Robert L. Watson and his wife Kimberlee all of Mercer; three grandchildren, Rachel, Adam and Brittany Watson.
Ralph was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Louise Ann Watson; one sister, Mary Alice Moss; one brother, David Watson; and one grandson, Brandon Watson.
Ralph E., Jr., 85, of Mercer.
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (11-3-17) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday (11-4-17) in the funeral home with Dr. Peter Dembroski of Bethany Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial: Fair Oaks Cemetery, Wilmington Township.
Published on November 1, 2017