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Jeffrey A. Watson

5/1/1966 - 4/28/2018

SOUTH PEKIN ~ Jeffrey Allan Watson, 51, of Jacksonville, passed away at 10:39 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was formerly of South Pekin.

He was born May 1, 1966 in Pekin to Darrell Virgil and Mary E. (Gillham) Watson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Elizabeth Watson.

Surviving are one brother, Edward Watson of Pekin; two sisters, Kathleen Watson of Gatesville, TX and Tricia (Walt Moad) Watson of Woodson; three step-sisters, Kimberly (“Mo”) Ball, Joyce Sanchez, and Connie (Jesse) Jackson, all of Pekin; his step-mother, Shirley Hill of Litchfield; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Jeff enjoyed playing cards, loved history, collecting Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia and old Army relics, and origami.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  William Rawlings will officiate.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Orendorf Cemetery in Hopedale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Epilepsy Foundation North/Central Illinois, 321 West State St #208, Rockford, IL 61101-1119.

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