April 2, 1942 - September 11, 2021
Melvin “Sonny” Watson Jr., age 79, of Bradley, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his son, Mike’s home in Bradley. He was born April 2, 1942 in Kankakee, the son of Melvin Sr. & Luella Foltz Watson. Sonny had been a United Disposal Corporate Secretary and an operating engineer with the local 150. His hobbies included spending time with his family, baling hay, gardening, repairing & operating heavy equipment, finding a good deal online and in person, participating in auctions, and loved working on projects with his grandkids. Surviving are one son, Michael Watson & Jana Knight of Bradley; one daughter, Deborah & Michael Gaspari of Darien; five sisters, Melba Morgan of Phoenix, AZ, Charlene Day of Kankakee, Loretta Mason of Phoenix, AZ, Linda Estes of Kankakee, and Carol See of Michigan City, IN; one brother, David Watson of Anna; six grandchildren, including Julie (Nathan) LaLone of Limestone, Michael Watson of Grant Park, Matthew (Monica) Watson of Chebanse; four great-grandchildren, Jillian, Melanie, Mariah, and Milia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sonny is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Richard Watson and Robert Watson. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mound Grove Gardens in Kankakee. Memorials may be made to Uplifted Care.
Melvin “Sonny” Watson Jr., age 79, of Bradley, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his son, Mike’s home in Bradley. He was born April 2, 1942 in Kankakee, the son of Melvin Sr. & Luella Foltz Watson. Sonny had been... View Obituary & Service Information
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