Orene Oakley Watson, 87, of 1704 Mollie Mooney Road, Roxboro, died Saturday morning, January 11, 2020 at Duke Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Watson was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Person County, daughter of the late Lewis June Oakley and Mary Christine Welch Oakley and was wife of 63 years to Linwood Robert Watson who survives. She was retired from Eaton Corp. after 29 years of service and was a member of Timberlake Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Dale Linwood Watson and wife, Vickey and Rick L. Watson, all of Roxboro; two grandsons, Jason L. Watson and wife, Hollie; Jeff L. Watson and wife, Jennifer; two great grandchildren, Morgan Watson and Hailey Watson; sister, Mary Lee Currin; and brother, Cecil Oakley and wife, Brenda.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Scott Day officiating. Interment follows in the Timberlake Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Emmitt Duncan, Mickey Glasscock, Wendell Hudson, Scott Reaves, Jason Watson and Jeff Watson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.