Herschel J. Watson Sr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 19, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hershel J. Watson Sr. died Tuesday, March 9, 2020. He was 67.

Mr. Watson was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School and a former member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired bus driver.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma S. Watson; his father, James H. Watson Sr.; a son, Herschel J. Watson Jr.; two sisters, Martha Love and Burnadette Yates; and two brothers, James H. Watson Jr. and Alvin Watson.

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Survivors include his wife, Inez Watson of Oakland; two sons, Carlos Herschel of Orlando and Shann Herschel of Oakland; three sisters, Thelma J. Watson of Vicksburg, Hazel B. Hill of Chicago and Doris Adams of Los Angeles; two brothers, Leon Watson of Oakland and Rueben Watson of Shaw, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services were today at 11 at New St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Oakland. Burial followed at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery with the McNary-Morgan-Greene and Jackson Morturary of Oakland in charge.