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By The Staff

Wynell Charles Watson, 88, of Troy, Texas, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Wynell Watson was born August 2, 1920, to Charles Ernest and Minnie Ola (Smith) Watson in Hamlin, Texas. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from January 1941 to December 1945. On June 26, 1947, he married Olga (Kitty) Siebels in Campbell, Nebraska.

He served the U.S. Post Office as Postmaster in Troy for 27 years. Before he was Postmaster he was a rural mail carrier for 15 years. In 1990, he received “Postmaster of the Year,” awarded by the League of Postmasters at the Texas convention. Wynell also farmed and ranched near Troy.

Mr. Watson was a member of two Postmaster organizations, NAPUS, and League of Postmasters. He was a member of the American Legion Post 133, and the Ostomy Organization in which he had served as president. Wynell Watson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple, Texas where he had served as an Elder.

Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, son Bill and wife Elaine of White Rock, New Mexico, daughters; Peggy Goodnight and husband Gary Don of Temple, Texas, and Nancy Hanson and husband Ron of San Antonio, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2109 West Ave. H, Temple, Texas, or a charity of choice.

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