Ed F. Watson (59) of Mason


Published on September 13 2016 2:16 pm

Ed F. Watson, 59, of Mason, Illinois passed away at 12:50 p. m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 16 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood. Mark White will be officiating. There will be no funeral service per his request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may go to the family to offset funeral and medical expenses. 

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Ed was born January 29, 1957 in Salem, the son of John and Tina (Dodson) Watson. He was the supervisor for Martin’s IGA in Effingham for 17 years, a paramedic in Champaign for 14 years and on the volunteer rescue squad in St. Joseph for six years. He also was a firefighter for many years. He loved to be outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling out, spending time with family and friends, traveling to his home town to reminisce, telling stories from when he grew up and his time in the service.

He is survived by his son, Ethan Watson (girlfriend, Emily White) of Mason; two daughters, Amber Watson of Charleston and Rachel Prather (husband Kyle) of Edgewood; brother, Golden Watson of Patoka; sister, Katherin Whelchel (husband Edward) of Patoka and five grandchildren, Ella Prather, Harper Prather, Madison Johnson, Alexa Johnson, and Isabella Foltz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Tina Watson and two brothers, Paul and John Watson.