Ralph H. Watson, of Madisonville, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Asbury Place in Maryville. He was a member of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church. He was a retired iron worker with U.S. Iron Workers Local Union #384.

He was 81 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Winston and Edith Lance Watson; brother, Charles Watson; sister, Linda Padgett.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Doris Watson;

Daughters, Cherie Meece, Cindy Rapacki;

Son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Moriene Toomey;

Grandchildren, Cameron Meece, Becca Meece, David Rapacki, Kaitlyn Toomey, Madison Toomey;

Brother, William Watson; Sister, Marie Goins;

Many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Hopewell Springs Cemetery.