Elbert "Ebb" Watson

November 12, 1943 ~ July 24, 2022

Elbert Lee “Ebb” Watson, 78, of Festus, passed away July 24, 2022 at his residence surrounded by family. Elbert was born November 12, 1943 in Irondale, to the late Sylvester Paul and Jessie Wanda (Freeman) Watson. He was owner/operator of EBS Printing in High Ridge. He enjoyed driving/rebuilding cars and working on dirt bikes with his boys. He was a sport car enthusiast, owning several beautiful Chevy’s over the past 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Richard Aaron Watson, Dion Christian Watson, Elbert Lee “Ebbie” Watson Jr. ; grandchildren, Natasha Nichole White, Richard Lee Watson, BreAnna Renee Watson; siblings, Zelma Howard, Paul Watson, Ronald Watson; and brother-in-law, Bud Wallen; 2 sisters in law, Linda Wilkinson Pfeifer,  Ruby Arnold. 

Ebb is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Gremar) Watson; son, Nick (Stephanie) Watson; daughter-in-law, Tonya Watson Perkins; grandchildren, Toni (Josh) Williams, Dion Christian (Mary) Watson Jr., Jeremiah Horton, Addison Watson and Charlotte Watson; siblings, Debbie Wallen, Michael (Pam) Watson; and several great grandchildren children, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 5:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer & Son Chapel in Desloge. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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  1. I Remember riding on the bus to Frankclay School.  Ebb would be with all taking the bus to high school in Leadwood.  He always would say Eric, Eric,  he knew I didn’t like being called that.  Ebb was a treasure to know.  One of the best people you could know.

  2. It has been many, many years since we saw Ebb, but we send sincere sympathy and prayers to the family, and pray for comfort during your loss.

    Gary and Pat Dane

  3. My uncle Eb treated me as one of his own! The things he did to keep me and Rick able to keep riding a go-cart or dirt bike 🏍! To this day I still haven't seen a bike with the clutch on the throttle side! Memory's are all we really have in life. I am praying 🙏 for everyone who cared. Uncle Eb I pray for your sole!

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