Howard Edward Watson, age 88, of West Monroe, La., passed from this life on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at The Oaks Care Center in Monroe. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Arkadelphia, the son of the late Ernest Lytle and Lucy Burns Watson. Howard was a 1952 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. He was a member of Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church of Hot Springs Village.
He was a brick mason and did offshore work during his lifetime. Howard worked for Nolan Furniture Company in his early years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and rodeos in his free time. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leona Zeagler Watson; three brothers, Charles, William and Robert Watson; and two sisters, Dorothy Olive and Hazel Simmons.
Survivors are two daughters, Carrie Watson of Waco, Texas, and Dee Anne Napier of West Monroe, La.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Cora Anne Watson of Arkadelphia.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Welch Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Unity Cemetery.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.