Wesley J. "Wes" Watson, 49, of Shelbyville, IL passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday, July 22, 2019 in Shelby County, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1431 State Hwy 128, Shelbyville, IL with Father Don Wolford officiating. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, 308 E North 6th St, Shelbyville, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorials may be made in Wesley's name for the Shelbyville Rams Athletics, 1001 W. North 6th St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family. Wes was born on July 21, 1970, in Eldorado, IL, the son of James and Alice (Bloemer) Watson. He and Jamie Gordon were united in holy matrimony on August 3, 1996. Wes was an electrician with IBEW Local 146 in Decatur, IL. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with family playing cards and attending his kids sporting events. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Shelbyville, IL. Wes is survived by his wife, Jamie Watson of Shelbyville, IL; children: Claudia, Cade and Chloe Watson all of Shelbyville, IL; sisters: Kristina M. "Tina" (David) Timmer of Moline, IL and Paula M. (Trent) Schmid of Teutopolis, IL; nieces and nephews: Alyssa and Evan Timmer, Jordan Williams and Julia Schmid; two great nieces: Brylee and Kylee; grandparents-in-law, Jim and Norma Tipsword of Beecher City, IL; brother-in-law, Blane (Carolee) Gordon of Staunton, IL; godparents: Bob and Doris Deters and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; mother and father-in-law and great nephew, Kaden.
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Tom Toney
Aug 07, 2019
My wife and I totally shocked to hear of Mr Watson’s passing. Visited with a contractor yesterday that informed us of his accident . We just mentioned contacting Wes for some troubleshooting on a project. Wes recently assisted greatly in bailing us out of a situation this past winter on a extremely cold day with a inoperative boiler. Wes was very attentive and professional in seeing us regain our heat.
Already he is and will be greatly missed. Fine gentleman and professional electrician.
Decatur, il
Stephen Wrigley
Jul 25, 2019
I had the privilege of being Wes Watson’s IBEW 146 training director when Wes decided that the electrical field was where he would like to establish his working career.
Wes was always the most soft spoken person in an understanding way.
He always went the extra mile when it came to his classroom studies and relationship with his instructors, other apprentices and officials from Local 146 office staff.
Through his 5 years of in classroom studies he was always prepared when class started and actively participated classroom discussion. At the end of his classroom studies I would have put Wes into any debate as his skills were far beyond this five year program.
To his family I extend my sin
...cere sympathy. Wes was truly a gentleman!Read more