Bill Watson
Funeral Date: 5/19/2015

Sergeant Bill Watson age 86, of Warren, AR died Saturday, May 16th at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born August 17th, 1928 in Conway County, AR a son of the late Conner Watson and Laura Brock Watson. He was a retired Arkansas State Police Trooper with 36 years of service, serving from F Troop in Warren, he was Arkansas State Trooper of the year in 1966, he served his country in the United States Marines, he loved to coach boxing to local kids growing up in Warren through the Optimist Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was also a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ. Also preceding him in death was his wife Ruth Watson, whom he married March 28th, 1948 and she died June 30, 2005 and a sister Lorrain Plant. Surviving is a son Don Watson and spouse Patsy, Warren, AR and a daughter Donna Ragar and spouse Jim, Bentonville, AR. 3 grandchildren Larry Watson, Tony Ragar and Trent Ragar. 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was 2:00PM Tuesday, May 19th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Jerry Berley officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Butch Belin, James Calloway, Michael Reynolds, Gary Pruitt, Jerry West and Bill Slaughter.




Name: Louan (Reep) Butts
Message: Donna and Don, Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Donna and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ricky Gren
Message: Sending prayers for healing hearts.

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Bill Watson has always been very special to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: Prayers for the Family

Name: Donna Craig McDougald
Message: Prayers for the family during your loss of a fine gentleman

Message: Sorry for your loss. Bill was a friend and good man. He be missed by many. May GOD be with you .

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Watson was a very nice man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Frank Tappin
Message: My favorite drill instructor. Class of March 1978.God bless and Jesus comfort the family.

Name: Dudley Lemon, ASP, Ret., Cleburne Co Sheriff, Ret.
Message: Bill was a good friend, and a great man to look up to. He really inspired me when I was a young Trooper. He was indeed a great leader, an asset to the community, and one of the really "Good Guys".

Name: Emily Peek Whitney
Message: A very special man. Prayers for your family!

Name: Vernon Dollar
Message: To simply say Bill Watson was a good man would be the biggest understatement EVER! Bill was good to the core and he tried his hardest to make all of us under his command the best we could possibly ever be. He will be missed by many!

Name: Beth Felty
Message: To my Watson and Ragar cousins-Our thoughts and prayers are with you-love Beth and Butch Felty, Erica Craig, Ben, Katelyn, and Addie Craig

Name: James Gardner and Tanya Smith
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Papa Bill. Please know we are thinking and praying for you all. Love Yall

Name: john Burkhart

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of brother Watson. He was quite a character. God be with you all during this time of sadness.

Name: Betty Greenwood
Message: Bill was very special.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Don, Patsy, & family: So very sorry to hear about Mr. Bill. He was such a nice man! Praying for you all during this difficult time.....

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: To Watson Family: So sorry to hear about Bill. He was a good man and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Robert & Carolyn Byrd
Message: Don & Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sammy West
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Watson. I have many fond memories of him as my boxing coach and through out my life.

Name: Marie Robinson & Raymond Quimby
Message: Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. What a "True Gentleman" he was. Raymond, Marie, Chance & Brandy.

Name: James Wright
Message: Mr Watson was one of the "Good Guys" to say the least. Glad I was blessed to know him. Holding your family up in prayer during his difficult time.

Name: Harriet Simkins
Message: So sorry for your loss. He set the example of a Christian, a good husband, father and friend.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: Mr Bill was a man of outstanding character that made an impact on many people in his life. He was a good friend to my Dad and he enjoyed helping coach the boxing team with him in the Optimist Club. I used to enjoy visiting with him at Dads car lot.

Name: Deanna Calloway-Smith
Message: My heart is broken to hear of the passing of Mr. Bill, he was always my "Hero" I always thought he hung the moon and was the only State Trooper on Earth. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. If anyone was ever "prepared" to meet their Lord and Savior it was this awesome man. Love and My God Bless each of you Deanna

Name: Rick & Nancy Anders
Message: Prayers for this family in the loss of a dear Christian Man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Ronnie & Joan Miller
Message: We are sorry for your loss. He was a good and kind man and was a great asset to this community.

Name: Sabra Ferguson
Message: Don and Donna, I am so sorry about Bill. He and your mom were so special to us. Keeping you all in prayer.

Name: Tammy Hensley

Name: Renae Allen
Message: Mr. Bill was such a wonderful person. He was one of my favorite people in my teen and young adult years. And he made me think I was his favorite! Just as I am sure he made others think. He was just that kind of wonderful! I will be praying for your family.