Dr. George R. Watson
Published on -5/11/2014, 5:53 PM
Dr. George R. Watson Jr., 67, Wichita, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home.
He was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Alliance, Neb., to Dr, George R. and Margaret Ruth (Laughlin) Watson.
He married Julie (Cheatum) Watson on Oct. 26, 1969 in Kingman. A longtime Wichita resident, he was a physician practicing alternative medicine and family medicine with offices in Park City and Hays. He was highly supportive of the Wounded Warrior Project. He achieved the rank of Captain with the USAF, flying F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam. He became a Lt. Col. as a flight surgeon with the Kansas Air National Guard and was on active duty during Desert Storm. Flying was a passion.
He was a member of Central Christian Church, Wichita, the NRA and was a past president of AAPS.
Survivors include his wife; a son, George R. Jr., Edmond, Okla.; two daughters, Jennifer King and husband, Will, and Rebekah Watson, all of Wichita; his mother; a brother, Jeff Watson; and five grandchildren, Christian Watson, and Zechariah, Anna, Joshua, and Rachel King.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Barbara Amerin.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Central Christian Church, Wichita; burial in Hoosier Cemetery, rural Kingman.
Friends can call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project and Good Shepherd Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.