Ronald “Ron” Watson, 74, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home.

He was born June 28, 1943 in Little Rock to the late Raymond Claude Watson and Marjorie Breeden Watson Steelman.

Mr. Watson was a retired logger, a United States Navy veteran and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Other than his father, he was preceded in death by a great grandson, Brantley Ryker Horn.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Cox Watson of Monticello; three sons, Allen Watson of Nashville, Tennessee, Robert Keith Watson (Stayc) of Conroe, Texas and Garold Horn (Cathy) of Lacey; three daughters, Kerri Lynn Buffaloe (Brady) of Millington, Tennessee, Lisa Hall (Jeff) of Lacey and Kathy Kellum (David) of Monticello; his mother, Marjorie Breeden Watson Steelman of Fordyce; eleven grandchildren, Joshua (Kayla) Hollis, Laci (Grant) Barnes, John David (Rachel) Kellum, Devin (Sabrina) Horn, Savannah (Austin) Shaffer, Karli Brooke Kellum, Caleb Hall, Gracie and Maggie Buffaloe and Wyatt and Garrett Watson; and seven great-grandchildren, Melana, Aaryn, Tucker, Perri Cate, Eyan, Vivi Mae and Reece.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 150 Ragland Ave., Monticello, AR 71655.