William Ivy Watson

October 31, 1942 - March 19, 2012
William Ivy Watson


William “Bill” Ivy Watson, Jr. 69, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Raleigh, NC on October 31, 1942, the son of Sara Hood Watson and the late William I. Watson, Sr.

Bill was a dedicated supervisor with the N.C. Department of Transportation before retiring after 35 years of service. He will be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, step-father, “Pop” and friend to all that knew him.

Surviving is his wife of 16 years, Sharon T. Watson, step-children, David (Brandy) Cooper, Laura (Michael) Cooper all of Wilmington, NC; sister, Janet Wakefield (Scott) of Boston, MA; three grandchildren, DeJah, Sadeya and Addison Cooper.

There will be a gathering of friends and family on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the home, 805 Sago Bay Drive, Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bill Watson Foundation, c/o Sharon Watson, 805 Sago Bay Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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  • March 22, 2012
    LOUISE M. NANCE says:
    Sharon, Truly sorry for your loss, but he is in a much better place. My love to all of you. I will be praying for your family at this time of loss. Louise Chloe and Zoey's grandmother(Kevin's Mother)

  • March 22, 2012
    Kari Mabe says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have had the pleasure of hearing such sweet stories about "Pop" from Sade'ya. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • March 22, 2012
    Jennifer Mathis says:
    Sharon I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, David, Laura and all the family. Jennifer

  • March 21, 2012
    Bill Graham says:
    My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family of Bill. Though we lived on opposite ends of the state, I always enjoyed being Bill as a coworker with M&T and a friend. Bill Graham

  • March 24, 2012
    Rob & Karen Hall says:
    Sharon, Mom (Elaine) and family are sending prayers to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.