Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN


Harry "Red" Watson

April 23, 1935August 7, 2019

Harry “Red” Watson 84, of Evansville, IN went to be with the Lord in his garden on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. He was born in Morgantown, KY on April 23, 1935.

He was a member of Laborers Local Union 561 for 55 years. He was Superintendent at Peyronnin Construction for 18 years and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181. Harry retired as Superintendent of the Vanderburgh County Garage. He was a member of the Owls Nest No. 30, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Lodge 73, and The Coffee Club at Hardees. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed playing cards, board games, clabber and taking care of his birds and chicken.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Patrick K. Watson (2019); and brother, Charles W. Watson.

Harry is survived by his wife of 64 years Billie Ann Watson; daughter, Dorothy Lindsey; son, Robert C. Watson; grandchildren, Dustin Lindsey (Kennett), Misty Hart (Jerrod), Shauna Newman (Chris), Kara Watson, Andrea Hadley (Cameron), and Jared Watson (Angela); great grandchildren, Mikaila and Hunter Lindsey, Jaiyden and Amelia Hart, Skyler and Caleb Newman, Dorian Hadley, Jakob and Amiyah Watson.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Deaconess Midtown 2900 ICU and Deaconess Palliative Care for their loving care and support.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Pastor Ray Tucker with burial to follow at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit 1-6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, 941 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com


  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Burial Monday, August 12, 2019


Harry "Red" Watson

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Candace Nance

August 12, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know he was the strength of the family. He is at peace and now your guardian angel. You all have many fond memories to look back on. May God watch over you during this time of celebrating Reds life.

Laura Cougill

August 11, 2019

Any occasion I ever saw he and his beautiful wife, he was always fun to chat with. I sure will miss him, he was a good fellow to everyone.

Im sorry for his family's loss, it is immense-he has fought long and hard to stay with them, but I'm glad that he isnt suffering anymore.
We all meet again.

Dorothy Lindsey

August 10, 2019

Peggie Schnur

August 9, 2019

Love and condolences to all of you. Our friendship those many years are wonderful memories. We had such fun at dances, volley ball, eating out, and church activities. May the good Lord bless you and give you the strength you need. ❤️ love. Peggie. Schnur

Misty Hart

August 8, 2019

I remember the first time I bet you at rummy. I still have the score sheet. I will keep that piece of paper forever. I am going to miss you so much papaw. That beautiful smile and those amazing hugs. I love you to the moon and back. Until we meet again.
Your Brat

Cameron Hadley

August 8, 2019

I saw Red sitting alone at Chris and Shawna's wedding reception, I could see he was taking it all in, a building full of people, laughing and loving one another. I knew that look, a proud man a happy man, thinking, lord what did I do to deserve this? I sit down next to Red, a told him, that a man's family is a direct reflection of his own salt and what good he has done in this world! He smiled, just set there looked at me and smiled, I figured he was probably thinking who does this young guy think he is? lol A couple of years later at one of his famous catfish fries, Oh man could Red make some fried catfish best I've even had! I was sitting in the back, alone, and Red come over, set down and said thank you, nothing else, got up and walked off. Red you are welcome!