Robert Earl Watson Jr.
July 13, 1946 – August 2, 2018
Robert E. Watson Jr., known to friends and family as "Bob," passed away on August 2nd, 2018, at the age of 72 years, in Tucson, AZ. Bob loved Tucson and spent many years there until his passing. He did move about the United States during his military years and settled in Minnesota working for Sperry Univac and other companies where he traveled around the world before moving back to Tucson. He loved his furry friends and had many pets over the years. As an advocate for the Humane Society he enjoyed supporting them with donations as well as a few adoptions. He also loved to take his dog Sadie everywhere he went, including to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. He enjoyed reading, using the internet, and watching movies on the subjects of Science Fiction and Fantasy, but loved all kinds. You can tell this by the hundreds (literally) of movies he had in his collection. He served as a Captain and Missile Launch Officer in the Air Force, after which he obtained a Master’s Degree in computer science from the University of AZ. He spent most of his career developing computer programs and his last employer (before retiring) was the University of AZ where he worked at the Lunar Planetary Lab as Staff Engineer, specifically working on the Cassini project. Bob will be forever remembered by his family, daughters, Barbara (Shawn) Knoth and Sheron (Tim) Prinsen, brother, Edward (Cynthia) Watson. Bob will also be forever remembered by his numerous nephews and extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Watson (Clark), his parents, Robert Watson Sr. and Margarita Watson, Wayne L. Clark Jr and Elsa Clark and Grandparents.
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, September 12, 2018