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Parker Watson

Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Obituary

Parker E. (Parkie) Watson, III, 68, of Springfield, VA, departed this life on June 23, 2020.

Born in Hagerstown, MD, Parker was the son of the late Parker E. Watson Jr. and the late Juanita Russ Watson.

 

Parker was a 1970 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He furthered his education at Shippensburg State College. After Shippensburg, Parker was briefly employed with Mack Truck in Hagerstown.  Following employment with Mack Truck, Parker enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1978 at Naval District Washington.  Two of his Service years included serving with the Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard.  Parker served with distinction on behalf of the Armed Forces of the United States at the Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.  Parker ended his work life in retail as a department supervisor at Kohl’s Department Stores.

 

Parker leaves to cherish his memory Regina Watson, his beloved wife of 42 years; sons Ryan Riley (Angie) of Mercersburg, PA, and Troy Watson (Cherita) of Woodbridge, VA; daughters Kimerly Mejia (Mario) of Ashburn, VA, and Melanie Hoyos (Ruben) of Woodbridge, VA; nine grandchildren: Savanna, Laila, Carmen, Maxwell, Corrin, Aria, Miles, Damian, and Madison. Surviving siblings include Linda Davis of Hyattsville, MD, and Jeffrey Watson of Hagerstown, MD. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 

Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD.  You will be required to wear a mask while attending the viewing.

Parker E. (Parkie) Watson, III, 68, of Springfield, VA, departed this life on June 23, 2020.

Born in Hagerstown, MD, Parker was the son of the late Parker E. Watson Jr. and the late Juanita Russ Watson.

 

Parker was a 1970 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He furthered his education at Shippensburg State College. After Shippensburg, Parker was briefly employed with Mack Truck in Hagerstown.  Following employment with Mack Truck, Parker enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1978 at Naval District Washington.  Two of his Service years included serving with the Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard.  Parker served with distinction on behalf of the Armed Forces of the United States at the Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.  Parker ended his work life in retail as a department supervisor at Kohl’s Department Stores.

 

Parker leaves to cherish his memory Regina Watson, his beloved wife of 42 years; sons Ryan Riley (Angie) of Mercersburg, PA, and Troy Watson (Cherita) of Woodbridge, VA; daughters Kimerly Mejia (Mario) of Ashburn, VA, and Melanie Hoyos (Ruben) of Woodbridge, VA; nine grandchildren: Savanna, Laila, Carmen, Maxwell, Corrin, Aria, Miles, Damian, and Madison. Surviving siblings include Linda Davis of Hyattsville, MD, and Jeffrey Watson of Hagerstown, MD. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 

Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD.  You will be required to wear a mask while attending the viewing.

Guest Book

I was stopped at a light today as your family made their way to your loved one’s final resting place. I saw the grief on all of your faces as you passed me and it tore my heart out. It hasn’t been all that long since I took that final ride with my daddy and I know the pain and anguish all too well. I would just like to express my condolences and to tell you that you and your family and friends are in my prayers. May your loved one rest in eternal peace and may you all find comfort in knowing that he rests safely in the arms of God.

Anonymous
Williamsport, Md

I was so sorry to hear of Parkie's passing. Sending prayers and condolences to the Watson family. Parkie was a great classmate, he loved the Class of '70 and being a Hub. I always enjoyed talking to him at the reunions and reading his posts. I know he loved his family, Hagerstown and God. I will miss seeing him at the reunions. He will be missed. Prayers to all of the family.

Nancy Bryant
Martinsville, VA

Mick frye
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

We are so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robin Finfrock McCauley
Hollywood, MD

Heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Watson family. Regina, on Friday, June 19, Parkie called to confirm that the Juneteenth event that we were planning had in fact been rescheduled for next year. He was concerned that he’d missed something and when I confirmed it had been moved to next year Parkie said, ok,ok, I knew I got your email right. I say all that to say this, whenever I needed a go to person for the Jonathan St. history, supporters for museum events, or just advice from a family friend that I don’t remember a day of not knowing I could call on him. What I will hold dear in my heart about you is the love you showed towards your wife and family, how you lead by example all throughout your life, and how you always ended our conversation with words of wisdom and encouragement. To the Watson family, Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us. We are better and blessed for the love and wisdom that was Parkie.

Alesia Parson-McBean
Hagerstown, MD

Parker as I called him will truly be missed. He was a true definition of a husband,family man and granddad. And a great friend to all. Know that you and ur family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Washington
Hagerstown, Md

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