Ralph's Story

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Ralph Lewis "Louie" Watson, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2017, at home. He was born May 28, 1941, in Kokomo, to the Late Ralph and Vivian Watson.
He married Martenia "Tina" Snow, June 2, 1962, at Bible Baptist Church; she preceded him in death May 1, 2015.
Ralph graduated from Kokomo High School in 1961, and retired from Delco electronics in 1999 from the Plant 10 model shop as a journeyman model maker. All through high school he was employed at Cresent Dairy. Ralph also worked several years at Midwest Dental Lab part-time.
Ralph served as co-president and secretary of the Delco Promenades Square Dance Club and was involved in several other clubs over the years. Ralph and family spent many years camping with friends. He was a member of the Judson Road Christian Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Angela and the late Mark Oglesby of Nashville, Tennessee, and Annette and Mike Buckallew of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jesse, Josh, Matt, Cory and Pam Oglesby, and Kody Barrett; and six great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are brother, Rex E. Watson and special sister Joyce Fobes from Peru area; sisters, Helen Haworth and Barbara Mullen of Kokomo; sister-in-law, Carolyn Wallace of Illinois; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; special friends, Carolyn and the late John Mooney, Eldon and Sandy Hall, Beth Jones, Jo and Gilles Eldrage and Darrell Brower, all of Kokomo, Carolyn and the late Frank Brainer and Rose and the late Mike Ploss of Tennessee; and all the numerous special friends Ralph and Tina have had though their life.
The family and Ralph would like to thank everyone who helped Ralph with his journey through his illness. Special thanks to St. Vincent Cancer Center, Waterford Group, and the exceptional care from Great Lake Hospice group.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Center or the Great Lakes Hospice caring or non-profit of your choice.
Services will be Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior and Monday Oct. 16, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m., all at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel with Pastor Brandon Bentch and Rev. Rick Birden officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Published on October 14, 2017
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