Dr. William Watson died on Monday, July 14, after a long illness. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, Dr. Watson graduated from college and medical school. He then returned to East Texas in 1960 to set up a practice as a family physician.
He practiced medicine in Wells and Lufkin for 42 years. A little more than three years ago, Dr. Watson was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, a condition that severely affected his hearing and the nerves and muscles in his legs.
As his health deteriorated, he was forced to retire in July of 2001. Dr. Watson always said his patients were much more than patients. He considered them to be part of his family.