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Dr. Lynn A. Watson

September 1, 1935 ~ March 20, 2018 (age 82)

Dr. Lynn A. Watson, 82, of Benton, died early Tuesday morning, March 20th, 2018 at Bonham Nursing Center where he had been a resident since July 2013.

Born September 1, 1935 in Waynesboro, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Johnson Earle Watson and Evelyn Elizabeth (Staley) Watson  Miller.  He and his wife, Carolyn (Cauffman) Watson, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 7th.

Dr. Watson was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and Shippensburg State College.  He then earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.  He was employed as a professor of elementary and secondary certification at Bloomsburg University from 1968 to 1991 when he retired. 

He was an active member of the Benton United Methodist Church where he was a longtime chairman of the church board.  He served on many of the church's committees and was a member of the choir.  He also was a volunteer for the Benton Food Bank.

Dr. Watson was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Barbershoppers.  He was a member of the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. 

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He especially enjoyed fishing in Quebec for walleye and pike.  Other hobbies included music, woodworking and traveling.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Carolyn, are his two children:  John D. Watson and his wife, Jennifer, of Benton; Barbara Holbert and her husband, David, of Mechanicsburg; ten grandchildren:  Garret and Nathan Watson, Cody and Bailey Steinruck, Cassandra, Joseph, Harrison, Julia, Hannah, and Olivia Holbert; a brother, John S. Watson and his wife, Janice, of Venice, Florida. 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 10 A. M. at the Benton United Methodist Church, Main Street, Benton, with Pastor Matthew Verstraeten, officiating.  Burial will be in the Benton Cemetery.  A Viewing will be held Saturday from 9 AM until the time of the Service at 10 at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Benton Food Bank, c/o N4C's, P. O. Box 305, Benton, PA 17814 or the Benton United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 285, Benton, PA 17814. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit:  www.mcmichaelfuneral

Donations may be made to:

Benton Food Bank, c/o N4C's
P. O. Box 305, Benton PA 17814

Benton United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 285, Benton PA 17814

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