Gayle Franklin Watson


Gayle Franklin Watson, age 75, of Rachel, WV passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born December 3, 1943 in Mannington, WV, a son of the late Jay Hermit Watson and Claire Kellar Watson.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Carol Morris Watson to whom he was married to for 53 years; 5 children, Carla and Ron Parker of Plum Run, Gail and Dana Duskey of Fairmont, Gayle Watson, Jr. of Rachel, Michael J. Watson of Rachel, and Crystal Dawn Watson of Rachel; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two twin brothers, Kermit and Cheryl Watson of Greenville, NC and Dale and Velma Watson of Warriors Fork; an aunt, Midge Kellar of Rivesville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Watson, and a grandson, Brad Parker.

Mr. Watson was a member of the United Mine Workers Association having worked at JoAnn Mine in Rachel for 15 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding 4-wheelers.

Family and friends will be received at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Mannington, WV on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the funeral home beginning at 11:00am with Pastor David Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Viewpoint Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Wanda and Glyn Jones
May 08, 2019
Glyn and I are so sorry. Frank was a good guy. We have known Frank since we were married 43 years ago. He was a very kind person and would do anything to help anyone. RIPFrank . You and Bud can be together again. .
Leonard and Sharon Lockhart
May 07, 2019
We met Mr. Watson many years ago, when we moved onto this end of our property. Such a nice and gentle talking man, one who was kind to us, and who we never bothered and who never bothered us.
He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, I am sure.
May he Rest in Peace.
Continued prayers for the family, for Strength, Comfort and Peace at this time in dealing with your loss.
RIP Mr. Watson.
Sandy Higgins-Thompson
May 06, 2019
So very sorry Carol. Praying for you all 🙏🙏🙏