Arthur M. Watson
23 September, 1954 – 13 May, 2020
WATSON, Arthur M., age 65 of Huber Heights, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother Dee Dee King, daughter Coryln Watson, and grandparents Bill and Helena King. Arthur is survived by his fiancé Carolyn Scott. They had been together for 18 years. He is also survived by his daughters Stephanie Watson and Angela Watson, grandchildren Kyra (James Figueroa) Montes, Chloe Desouza, Isabella Carranza, great-grandsons Bronson Arthur with Jamieson Joe on the way, and cousins Matt (Cheryl) Jackson, John Jackson, Diane (Dave) Adams , Nancy (Ty) Martin, Carolyn (Brian) Johnson. Arthur retired from the United States Marine Corp where he learned to work on airplanes and helicopters. Art won awards keeping airplanes coming and going the fastest ever. He had been stationed in Hawaii, Camp Pendleton in California, South Carolina and Saudi Arabia and retired when he returned home. He loved being a Marine. He worked in aircraft maintenance in California and in Wilmington, Ohio. He enjoyed watching old movies, traveling, collecting trains. His love military planes and helicopters started when was young when he would watch airplanes land and take off with Marcey and Jude. While in the Marines, he was a body builder and had always loved going to the gym and working out. Arthur liked learning the history of the various military bases he visited and shopping on base. Arthur enjoyed attending Spaulding Road Church of God. His favorite car was a corvette. He had a dark gold one. Art was in AA for 28 years, his sponsor was John Floyd. Art was a sponsor to many and loved helping his close friend. Art read his AA book and the Bible every day. Art got his aviation license while in Ohio. It was one of his proudest moments, but his proudest was when his great-grandson Bronson Arthur was born. He was raised in Woodland Hills, CA and spent a lot of time with his cousins, Matt, Carolyn, John, Nancy and Diane. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Spaulding Road Church of God with Pastor Daniel Kroger and Pastor Larry Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 p.m. until the time of services. Interment in Dayton National Cemetery.
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Arthur M. Watson
We didn't know Art well until his accident, but he seemed to be friendly and loving and funny. We will miss him and send our condolences to his family. O'Daniel and Davis
25 May 2020
We didn't know Art very well before his accident, but he seemed to be friendly, loving, and funny. We send our love and condolences. Saundra and Beulah .
21 May 2020
Many of my memories with Art are from my youth. Art , Diane, and I are cousins, but feel more like siblings as we spent so much time together growing up.
We played together as many children did at that time, chasing each other in the yard playing “it“, making mud pies using acorns and gravel for decoration, having contests on who could kill more flies, and Art encouraging/daring me to climb up a tree where I got stuck! We attended the same school, walking to school together and on rainy days raced to get the best seat in “puddle jumper “ when grandpa drove us to school. Course after school there was homework, which in Arts opinion was definitely not fun!
We also went on vacations and trips together with my parents to Big Bear, CA for fun in the mountains. Then there was the trip on the train to the San Diego zoo, where Art’s snow cone just wasn’t going to cooperate and jumped out of its paper cone to land all over the front of my brand new dress, before he got one bite! So, I got to wear rainbow colors all day and Art got a new tasty snow cone!
As we grew up , Art’s mom Dee Dee wasn’t to be left out on the fun. Art’s love of the military started at a young age. Art and I would play GI Joe with Barbie and Ken dolls. Dee Dee, an accomplished seamstress made outfits/uniforms, sandbags and tents for us to use in our ‘combats’. We had quite the ‘base’ set up in his living room!
These are just some of my early memories of Art. But, I will always remember him as my cuz with the biggest and best heart and will forever have a special place in my heart for him.
17 May 2020
My cousin Art and my cousin Carolyn and I grew up more as siblings than cousins. Our moms worked, so our maternal grandmother cared for us daily for many years. We played, fought and learned together. As young adults, we went on to live separate lives. Art was looking for direction. I believe it was my dad's advice that lead Art to enlist in the Marines. It was a career he was proud of. His passing deeply saddens me, but it is comforting to know he is with his mom and daughter. Godspeed!
16 May 2020
Carolyn and Family
Im so sorry for your loss. I hope that in the coming days, you can all share wonderful memories of Art and that brings you some comfort. So sorry I never got to meet him.
16 May 2020
ART , what the heck man? Why’d you have to leave us so soon? We miss you down here already. I’ll always remember you sitting in YOUR living room watching old movies on that red couch. 😔 Man this world seems so unfair sometimes. I’m just glad I can say I knew you. Thank you for not taking anyone’s crap, Thank you for your silent humor, and Thank you the most for loving my grandma. I don’t know what she’s gonna do without you but I know she cherished your love more than anything! We love you Art! Fly high Sir! 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 SEMPER FIDELIS
PATRICIA SPARKMAN MCINTOSH
16 May 2020
So sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. May the special memories and loved shared bring to your hearts during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Art .
Ruth Tidwell Brewer
15 May 2020
Carolyn & Family: Deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your soul mate. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May God light your way and give you comfort. Only time moves on to the next scene. Memory remains part of the heart forever.
14 May 2020
Caroline, I am so sorry to hear of Art's passing...I'll always cherish the times we shared in the "group". In person and via Skype.
May the memories you shared together help the days pass a little easier...God Bless you both!