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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Bradley “Brad” A. Watson

  •      Bradley “Brad” A. Watson, 37, formerly of Dodge City, Kansas, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


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  •      Bradley “Brad” A. Watson, 37, formerly of Dodge City, Kansas, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
         He was born Aug. 2, 1975 at Bucklin, Kansas the son of Dwight Watson, Jr. and Judith “Jude” Hessman.   After graduation in 1993 he joined the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy “E' Award and Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged in 1998 attaining the rank of Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Petty Officer 3rd Class. He was a service advisor at David Maus Chevrolet, Sanford.
         He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. He was a huge Kansas City Chiefs Fan and accomplished artist. He enjoyed surfing, boating, skateboarding and the ocean.
         Survivors include: his daughter, Alyssa Thomas, Pittsburg, California; his father and step-mother, Dwight, Jr. and Valerie Watson, Montezuma; his mother, Judith “Jude” Hessman and companion Brian T. Johnson, Dodge City; siblings, Josh Watson, Ensign, Molly Showalter and husband Brian, Ensign and Jeremy Watson, Overland Park, Kan.; his companion, Jodi Goldberg, Longwood; grandparents, Bob and Mary Hessman, Dodge City, Dwight, Sr. and Raylene Watson, Montezuma and Richard and Helen Marrs, Fowler, Kan.; a nephew, Sabyan Shea Showalter; a niece, Keagan Mel Eesa Showalter; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
         He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ruth Hessman, an uncle, Ron Hessman and an aunt, Mel Hessman Rains.
         Vigil Service will be 6 pm Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 901 Central, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will be 10 am Wednesday at the church with Fr. Ted A. Skalsky presiding. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Burial will be in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Dodge, Kansas with full military honors.
         The family suggests memorials to the Bradley Watson Memorial Fund in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas, 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.
         Best seat in the house. GO CHIEFS!
     

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