|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1943|
Tom Green County
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1998|
Gun Barrel City
Clarence Arnold Watson was born April 1, 1943 to Jesse Eldred Watson and Laura Mae Etta Woolsey, in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.
He had one brother and sister; Jesse Edward 'JE'(1935) and Frances 'Verdell'(1941). Not sure when they moved to Comanche, Comanche Co., Texas, for that is where Arnold went to school. He family all referred to him as Arnold but his friends all called him 'Porky'.
Arnold married Martha Ann Masters on October 10,1961 in Comanche. They had two daughters, Laura Jean(1963) and Stephanie Nicole(1968). Arnold and Martha were divorced on September 6,1978.
One day in late 1980, Porky who was working for Industrial Catering Company, driving one of their trucks, stopped at Brookhollow National Bank for change, at the drive thru, he met Dixie Mathews working there. After a month or so they started dating.
After six years of dating, they decided to live together and move to the Cedar Creek Lake area. They moved to Gun Barrel City, Henderson Co, Texas located on Cedar Creek Lake in April 1986. They never married but to all their friends they were man & wife. Porky gained another daughter and a son; Tonya Raylene Cate(1965) and Ricky Eugene Cate(1962). Tonya loved him as a father.
Porky had his own catering truck and tried to start a busness there catering the local area, but there were already others doing this kind of business.
He started working for Sears out of Dallas doing siding for them. This kind of work was good but he was on the road going back and forth to Dallas and all over the area. So he started his own siding company in Gun Barrel City named Porky's Siding. He did good work, was dependable, and people liked him. He also did lots of siding work for Dunn's, located in Gun Barrel City.
Porky did all kinds of work during his life time, working for the Electric Co where his father work in Comanche, in the mines in New Mexico, for an airplane company around Fort Worth or Dallas. He had his own ditch digging company for a while also.
He was in the U S Air Force for a short time. Porky became a member of the Sons of the American Legion 'SAL' in 1996. In 1998 he became Commander of the SAL. He believed in helping those who needed help and he helped the SAL raise money for different childrens hospitals, for veterans, for cancer research and lots, lots more. He loved the golf tournaments they did to help raise money.
He was a one of a kind person. If you ever needed help, money, a place to live, food for your table, someone to talk to, the shirt off his back or for any other reason, all you had to do was call and he would be there.
He loved cooking, camping, fishing, singing karoaka, dancing, shooting pool, playing vido games, drinking beer with his friends and enjoying his grandkids, which numbered 11 with one on the way.
He had a heart attack in December 1989 which he recovered from. But during the night of December 1, 1998 or morning of December 2,1998 he had another heart attack which took him home to see the Lord. He was laid to rest in Goshen Cemetery on December 5, 1998.
He was loved by every one who knew him and he is greatly missed. He will always be remember as a man with a heart of gold.
Jesse Eldred Watson (1914 - 1974)
Laura Mae Etta Woolsey Watson (1919 - 2008)
Maintained by: Dixie Mathews
Originally Created by: Tonya Cate
Record added: Aug 04, 2008
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