Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO
Claudus "CA" Watson
February 19, 1932 – September 4, 2019
Claudus “CA” Austin Watson, 87, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
CA was born on February 19, 1932 in Bethany, MO the son of Oscar and Cora (Rice) Watson who preceded him in death. He was married in 1951 in Boone County, MO to Thelma Walton until 1963. He then was married on August 31, 1973 in Boone County, MO to Betty Daly who preceded him in death on June 3, 2018. CA retired from Wonder Bread as a Route Salesman. He and his wife Betty were the proprietors of Steager Lee’s Restaurant and Lounge for several years after his retirement. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, but bowling was the sport he most loved. He was inducted into the Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame on February 16, 1977. He most recently enjoyed his friends and activities (Shuffle Board) at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Columbia, MO.
Survivors include: one son, Tom Watson of Columbia, MO; five step-daughters, Pat Wehmeyer (Glenn) of Rocheport, MO, Pam Cook (Mac) of Columbia, MO, Paula Netemeyer (Dan) of Clark, MO, Priscilla Stone (Robert Aitkens) of Clark, MO and Portia O’Laughlin (Jerry) of Columbia, MO; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Chase Senor and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.
- Survivors include: one son, Tom Watson of Columbia, MO; five step-daughters, Pat Wehmeyer (Glenn) of Rocheport, MO, Pam Cook (Mac) of Columbia, MO, Paula Netemeyer (Dan) of Clark, MO, Priscilla Stone (Robert Aitkens) of Clark, MO and Portia O’Laughlin (Jerry) of Columbia, MO; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
- Kevin Driskill
- Terry Sapp
- Kevin Wooden
- Jamie Daly
- David Daly
- Blair Johnson
- Richard Smith, Honorary
Fraternal Order of Eagles
c/o Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 W. , Columbia, MO 65202
- Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Claudus "CA" Watson
September 9, 2019
Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. We know it has to be extremely hard after losing Mom only 1 year ago.
We have loved C.A. like a father and he us. He never failed to tell me after every performance with the band that I still had it and sounded great. He was just a sweet man.... always a smile on his face.
We loved C.A. and will miss him.
Terry and Susie Sapp
September 7, 2019
We love you, we miss you, and we're proud to call you Dad and Grandpa. Rest in peace Dad, your race is done.