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Obituary for Harry Ray Watson

Harry Ray Watson, 86, of Shippensburg, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024 at the Mercy House of Chambersburg.

Born Sunday, May 30, 1937 in Shippensburg, PA, he was a son of the late Roy A. and Virginia C. Mundorff Watson.

Ray retired from the United States Air Force as a Jet Aircraft Mechanic with 20 years of service. He served during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force, Ray then worked as a Supply Specialist at the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot, retiring after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223, Shippensburg, PA. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, grilling, and simply being outdoors.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Bolin, Phoenix, AZ; and Jane (husband Gary) Olson, Peoria, AZ; one brother, Jack Watson, Shippensburg, and his daughter, Melissa (Mike) Hayes; three sisters, Jeannette Gordon, Newville, Nancy Heddy, Mechanicsburg, and June Allison, Newville; six grandchildren, Brandi, Amber, Matthew, Melissa, Abbie, and Sydney; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Case, Brody, Maxx, Bradley, and Liam; one son-in-law, Tom Bolin, Glendale, AZ; and one daughter- in-law, Heidi Watson, Orrstown, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy A. Burns Watson, who passed away February 9, 2022; one son, Daniel B. “Danny” Watson, who died June 22, 2011; one sister, Regina Watson; and one brother, Roy Watson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., with the Rev. Marlin A. “Butch” Neil officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, with Military Honors conducted by the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post # 223 Minutemen. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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