Ernest N. “Tex” Watson

Ernest N. “Tex” Watson, 77, of Anthony Street passed away Tuesday July 28, 2015 at his home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Donahue) Watson. Born in Providence he was a son of the late Vernon A. and Corinne (Lamson) Watson. Mr. Watson was the former owner of V.A. Watson Contractors and was a Building Inspector for the Town of Seekonk and the City of East Providence. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Saint John’s #1 F.& A.M. He was a past Master and Treasurer of Thomas Smith Webb #43 from 1988-1989. He was a founding member and past president of the Rhody Rovers Camping, Chapter #84 from 1969-1970 and from 1997-1998. He valued family above all else and was truly loved by all.Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Paula J. Roy and her husband Craig of Seekonk, Patricia A. Watson of Rumford and Lisa M. Watson of Seekonk, two sons, Ernest N. Watson, Jr., of Johnston and Robert Behm of Florida, three brothers, Donald B. Watson, Robert C. Watson and Duncan C. Watson, ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.His funeral will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be private. Calling hours Thursday 5-8