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MATTOON -- Dennis Gerald Watson, age 79, of Mattoon, IL passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He was born September 21, 1938 in Metcalf, IL the son of Roy Curtice Watson and Lela Flora Seamster Watson.

Survivors include his daughters, Dee Partlow and husband Marshall and Amy Watson and husband Dale Sidenstricker; grandchildren, Wayland Watson Partlow and wife Jennifer; Wyatt Marshall Partlow and wife Lindsay; Whitney DeeAnn Partlow; Parker Watson Sidenstricker and Preston Watson Sidenstricker; great grandsons, Kyler Dillon Partlow and Kason Wyatt Partlow; brother, Douglas Watson; sisters in law, Agnes Watson, Sharon Harrison and Margaret Hopper and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and many in-laws.

Dennis attended school and graduated from Villa Grove, IL. In his younger years he worked for Thurman Adams and USI. He retired as Superintendent of Hi Cone in Charleston, IL after 35 years of employment. Dennis enjoyed attending festivals, car shows and concerts. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, playing video games and going to various school sporting events.

At his request, private family services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to Shop with a Cop c/o Casey Police Department, PO Box 425, Casey, IL 62420 or Cops for Kids c/o Mattoon Police Department, 1710 Wabash Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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