Douglas L. Watson

Douglas L. Watson, 66, of Walton passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born January 10, 1953 in Norwich, NY, he was the son of the late Lloyd (Jen) and Erma Eggleton Watson.

Doug worked for the Walton Central School District, retiring in 2008 with over 34 years of dedicated service. The children Doug met over his 34 year career meant the world to him. He loved being able to put a smile on a child’s face with one of his funny jokes or just a few kind words of encouragement. He will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. Doug proudly served his country in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years Diane Bussy Watson of Walton; son Douglas Watson of Walton; daughter Stacy Stevens (Don) of Topeka, IN; brother Dennis Watson of Walton; sister Barbara Sastra (Mike) of Appalachian, NY and grandchildren Joseph, Korynn and Anthony. Doug is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father and mother-in-law Ivan and Marjorie Bussy.

Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10-11 A.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Wilkie officiating. Burial at Halcottsville Cemetery with military honors will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Doug’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, New York To leave a message of hope and sympathy for Doug’s family, please visit