Grover Alfred Watson, 72, a resident of Parsons, passed from this life on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Monday, Jan. 22, 1940, at Glen Jean, a son of the late Grover Alfred Watson, Sr. and Catherine Louise Higginbotham.
On Nov. 10, 1988, at Oakland, Md., he married the former Barbara Ann Summerfield, who survives. Grover is survived by eight children, Paula Lowther and husband, Donald, of the Rosendorf Community, Rebecca Joseph of Thornton, Tracy Ludwig of Charlotte, N.C., Willie Haddix and wife, Brenda, of Parsons, Bo Haddix of Ocala, Fla., Patty Fulton and husband, Michael, of Parsons, Melissa Edwards and husband, Dewayne, of Parsons, and Thomas Summerfield of Davis; five siblings, Jimmy Watson of Oak Hill, Flora Mae Evans and husband, Jim, of Baltimore, Md., Paul Watson of Oak Hill, Jonny Watson and wife, Diane, of St. Albans, and Betty Chiaverini and husband, Dad, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Grover in death was one brother, Charles Watson, and two grandchildren.
Grover attended the schools of Fayette County, and he worked for the Department of Energy at EG&G in Morgantown where he, as a Tech II, experimented with coal technologies. After retiring from EG&G, he delivered The Inter-Mountain, faithfully and determined, driving over 100 miles per day until his recent illness. He liked to fish, but his real passion was working with wood.
Visitation will be held at Summerfield Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Summerfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Grover Alfred Watson.
Send online condolences to the family at www.summerfieldfuneralhome.com.