Douglas L. Watson, 89, of Gibson City formerly of Champaign-Urbana passed away at 7:30 am Thursday May 12, 2022 at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex. A private
family service will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel in Champaign. Memorial contributions can be made to The Gibson Area Hospital Annex Activity Fund.
Mr. Watson was born June 9, 1932 in Urbana. A son of Roy Curtis and Lela Flora Seamster Watson.
He is survived by his five children Phyllis (Dave) Hasty, Belinda Sue (Vince) Corker, Daniel (Margaret) Watson, Paul (Michele Standridge) Watson and Nancy Bosch. Five grandchildren Heather (Nick) Robles, Ryan (Behka) Corker, Lauren (Jeremy) Shaner, Weston Hasty and Wiley Hasty and two great grandchildren Maya and Casey. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Denny.
Doug was the manager of Collegiate Cap and Gown in Champaign for forty-seven years. He enjoyed playing Bingo, woodworking, decorating for the holidays and bird watching his favorite being the red bird. He LOVED his desserts, especially ice cream. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.