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In Memory of

Lewis Elbyrne Watson

August 8, 1926 - June 17, 2017

Obituary


Lewis Elbyrne Watson, 90, of Margate, FL passed away June 17, 2017. He was born August 8, 1926 in Bedford County, Va. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and a Master's Degree in Agriculture from the University of FL with full professorship.

He and his wife Jean moved to Ft Lauderdale, FL in 1954 where he served as the Broward County Agricultural Extension Director for 32 years.
He honorably served his country in the USAF for 20 years, including time in Europe after WW2, and then...

Lewis Elbyrne Watson, 90, of Margate, FL passed away June 17, 2017. He was born August 8, 1926 in Bedford County, Va. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and a Master's Degree in Agriculture from the University of FL with full professorship.

He and his wife Jean moved to Ft Lauderdale, FL in 1954 where he served as the Broward County Agricultural Extension Director for 32 years.
He honorably served his country in the USAF for 20 years, including time in Europe after WW2, and then continued his time in the Reserve Corp at Homestead Air Force Base as a Major.

Lewis loved working with people, whether it was assisting the farming communities with their crops, or homeowners with their ornamental gardens. He had a passion for his own garden in his retirement years and enjoyed serving his homeowners association at Paradise Gardens.
He loved sharing stories about his life and was very generous of heart to everyone. He will be remembered as a true Southern Gentleman.

He is survived by his wife Jean of 64 years, daughters Linda, Sandra, Jennifer, son in law Ronald, siblings Vernell & Isabel, and granddaughter Laura.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to his favorite charity, The Salvation
Army in honor of Mr. Watson.