Paul Watson, 83, of Selma, passed away on October 1, 2017 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born on May 15, 1934 in Selma, to the late Charles Kenneth Watson and Aileen Dickson Watson.
Mr. Watson was a retired chief engineer for Union Mechlin and a member of Selma United Methodist Church. He also attended Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
After graduating from Selma High School in 1952, Mr. Watson started working for Mechlin and continued working for them until his retirement at age 65. He was responsible for the transporting of all Apollo Rockets and Space Shuttles to Cape Canaveral.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cattle, but the most important thing to him was his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Wanda Britton Watson; two brothers, Eugene Watson and John Doyle Watson; and one sister, Donnie Watson.
Survivors include one son, Kenny Watson and wife Annette of Selma; one daughter, Dr. Paula Watson of Nashville, Tennessee; two grandsons, C. J. Watson and wife Sara and Ryan Watson and wife Lindsey both of Monticello; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan, William Paul, Tanner, Talin and Tynlee.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tillar Cemetery with Rev. David Jacks officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.