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     Derek Seth Watson, age 24, of Lamar, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011 at his home following a sudden illness.

     Derek was born December 17, 1986 at Lamar to Randy and Lori (Burns) Watson.  He graduated from Lamar High School in 2005 and had worked for Standley Milling.  He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.  Derek was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed football and was an avid Raiders fan.

     On December 29, 2009, Derek married Renea Nicole Griffitt and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are four children, Kaden and Terrin McDowell and  Madison and Jordyn Watson, all of the home; his mother, Lori Watson, his father and step-mother, Randy & Patty Watson, a sister, Chelsea Watson, maternal grandparents, Barbara & Larry Smith, paternal grandparents, Roy & Charlotte Watson and Deloris & Don Dawe,  his great-grandmother, Lucille Masterson, all of Lamar; and a large extended family.  Derek was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Ray Masterson and his maternal grandfather, David Burns.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8th at First Assembly of God of Lamar with Rev. Andy Boswell officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to First Assembly of God of Lamar.

Comments  

#11 Randy and Patty Watson 2011-02-12 11:12
Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers, Derek will be missed by all of us, and for all of us who put out trust in Jesus Christ we will see him again. We would also like to thank Danial funeral home for the wonderful service.
#10 Texarkana, TXTra Cofield 2011-02-09 15:28
I'm sorry for your loss. The world is a worse place without a happy soul like Derek's. He was a good friend to me and I wish I could be there to support our friends that we went to school with and the family members I knew. It's hard to say all I have to say but I know he was a good man with a big, big heart for his friends and family.
Love, Tra
#9 Lamar, MOTroy, Dawna, Jakob & Keaton Ho 2011-02-07 15:55
We are so sorry for your loss - Derek will be greatly missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Holzbach's
#8 Sheldon, MOKathy Hancock Claflin and Vi 2011-02-06 21:26
Barb and family ~
We are so sorry to learn of your precious grandson Derek's passing. May God be with all of you and help comfort you with the wonderful memories you have of him. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
God Bless you,
Kathy, Vincent, Justin and Kelsey
#7 LamarRichard Walker 2011-02-06 13:01
Randy, Patty, Lori, and Family.
My wife and I are are thinking and praying of you and your family. We are so sorry in the loss of Derek. Please know that God has made a home in Heaven for Derek and know you all will join him and your loved ones from past and future once again.
May God comfort and shed light in your darkest of sorrow.
God Bless my friends.
Richard and Betty Jo
#6 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Clark, Doug Bartlett 2011-02-05 22:36
Randy, Patty and Watson families. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear the news about Derek. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, if you need anything please let us know. Love you guys.
#5 lamar,moaubrey williams 2011-02-05 17:33
I am sorry for your loss may god be with through this hard time.
#4 Lamar, MoJr, Sherry, Dakota & Adam Twen 2011-02-05 16:34
Lori & family: We are so sorry to hear about Derek. Really haven't seen him since school days, but remember him always smiling and laughing. You all are in our thoughts & prayers at this time.
#3 RepublicEdie Boyd Bryant 2011-02-05 12:14
Lori and Family: Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your tragic loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#2 JoplinTracey Whitley/Williams 2011-02-05 08:19
I am so sorry to hear about Derek. I know he was a good person and wonderful father and husband. I'm praying for you, Renea..I love you, cuz. Barb and Lori, I'm praying for you guys too. If weather permits, we will see you at the services.

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