Charles Emmett Watrous

March 12, 1932January 1, 2019

Charles “Bud” Emmett Watrous, 86, was taken home to be with Our Heavenly Father. Bud was born on March 12, 1932 in Crestline Ohio and passed away peacefully on January 1st, 2019 in San Diego.

At age 17 he joined to serve his country in the United States Marine Corp and proudly served for 17 years. During this time, he was awarded a Purple Heart Medal during the Korean War. He then worked for Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) as Food Services Director for the San Diego Chargers football organization. And prior to retiring, he completed his career as Food Services Manager for the San Diego County prison system.

He is survived by his loving and nurturing wife of 36 years Shirley. His sister, Donna, his children Michael, Jack, Tonya, Kris and Becca. His stepchildren Greg, Karen and Kathy, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Miramar National Cemetery.


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Charles Emmett Watrous

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Tonya Watrous

February 8, 2019

I may not have many memories of you, but I have always loved you . I cherish the few visits we shared .
May your journey be blessed . See you later.
Love always , your daughter ,
Tonya ♥️💜❤️♥️

Kathy McCarthy Pozo

January 9, 2019

RIP Uncle Bud. I remember that you were always the one who we could count on to visit us when we moved so far away from family. I remember playing football with you and the boys in our back yard. You making “garbage soup” and letting us wear your uniform hats. You made us and our dad laugh.
Condolences to Shirley and all your loved ones.
Your niece, kathy.

connie martinez.. mccarthy

January 8, 2019

Rest in peace Uncle Bud. I have nice memories of the visits you made over the years. You were always full of funny stories and you and dad never failed to make mom mad...
I still remember how to count to ten in Japanese (you taught me). I've impressed my children and grandchildren with that skill!.. Never did learn how to use the chop sticks.
I am grateful to you for coming to see me and my family over the years.. you reminded me just how important family is.. years could go by.. and there you were again talking like we had seen you just yesterday. I know you will be missed .. Love you Uncle Bud..


Doreen Watrous-Curran

January 8, 2019

My first memory of my uncle Bud is when I saw him in his dress Marine uniform. I thought he was the most handsome man I had ever seen, and he probably was. I think I may have been all of 4 years old. I also remember the day that he and I spent an entire day at the football hall of fame in Canton, Ohio when he came to visit my dad. What a great day that was. My deepest and heart felt condolences to all of you. May he rest in peace.
Doreen Curran