Bobby Dell Watson

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Bobby Dell Watson, our loving husband, father and friend. He left us and went home peacefully Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at his residence at the age of 86. He will be sorely missed by so many.

Graveside service: 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Oakwood Cemetery.

Bobby was born in 1933 in Waco and the son of Clifford and Abbie Watson. He was happily married to and madly in love with his beautiful bride, Shirley Watson, for 69 years. Shortly after their marriage, he was drafted into the Army. His hands were rarely still as he was a master craftsman with anything wood. Bobby was fortunate enough to be able to work with wood his entire life for a living. In as much, he was a very highly respected and incredible draftsman. He created the plans for numerous buildings and structures in the central Texas area.

Bobby’s life achievements are too many to list. His greatest accomplishment was the countless lives that he touched. He left everyone better off than when he found them. He was one of the richest men in the world because of the vast amount of friends he was blessed with and the innumerable amount of people he loved. Bobby loved to love people. He did what was right and was a good man at all times. He was kind and helped others. He always said, “The world can always use one more kind person”

Bobby is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Robert and wife, Gail; and sister, Betty Landingham.

Pallbearers are Georgee Jazek, Steve Narovek, Don Jackson, Kenneth Watson, Gary Grammar and Craig Gjelsten.

We cannot express in words the deepest and sincerest gratitude to all of those who helped keep him in his favorite place in the world – next to his beautiful bride at home. To all of those who helped make his wish a reality, we are eternally in your debt. Thank you Rose Morgan for everything you did and being so adoring and thank you to Latisha McKnight, Brenna Rhodes, Laurissa Caldera-Johnson, Erica Willard, Brandy Dominguez, Charley Dominguez, Kevin Nelson, Craig Gjelsten, Emily Rodriguez and all those from Scott and White.

A special thank you to Ralph and Marta Getman for their kindness and help when it was needed most.

But most of all, we will be eternally grateful and are beholden to Devorah Robles and Charity Royal for all the tender love and care. You have sacrificed so much for us and your hearts will forever remain as one with ours.

Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706



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  1. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team is thinking of you at this time. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Watson and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jo Ann (Watson) Archerd

    I have not seen Bob in years but I remember him with fondest memories. My prayers are with his family in their time of grief. The Lord will see you through these hard times.

  3. So so sorry for your loss. I will always remember visiting Bobby & Shirley with my parents (Joe & Sue Raso) and how we enjoyed those times. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Bob was a terrific guy, a great friend and it was a pleasure working with him . I will miss his humor, friendship and car/motorcycle tales we shared. Myrna and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and share our deepest sympathy.

  5. Love y’all, Great memories on the river.

  6. I’m so Sorry for your Loss My Thoughts and Prayers be with you! Debbie Appell

  7. We are praying for your family and all the care takers for complete comfort and we are very sorry for your loss.
    Psalm 34:18
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 73:26
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Love- Kevin and Jamie Miller

  8. To the Watson Family:
    My late brother-in-law, A. Art Williams, Jr., employed Bobby prior to moving his architectural office from Waco to Dallas. I worked there one summer as a sort of “gofer,” at age 16. Bobby was a super guy to work with. I enjoyed his sense of humor and his kindness. But I mainly wanted Bobby’s family to know that, while Art was exceedingly stingy with his compliments, I remember that he could not say enough about Bobby Watson. He knew that when he left the office in Bobby’s hands, everything would be done to perfection. He trusted Bobby implicitly. When I saw that he had passed, I wanted to be certain his family knew about these accolades and that I had enjoyed working with Bobby, as well.
    Cyndi Snokhous
    China Spring, TX

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