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Wayne William Watson

Wayne William Watson, 83 died Friday February 23, 2024, in Newark, Ohio with loved ones by his side.

Wayne was born February 12, 1941, in Senecaville, Ohio to Alva C. Watson and Lucille Delph Watson.  Wayne often quoted working as his hobby and as an entrepreneur started and ran several successful businesses throughout his lifetime.

In 1959, Wayne graduated from Sarahsville High School and continued in the family farming business in Sarahsville, Ohio.  He eventually went on to own and run three companies associated with the oil and gas industry including Greenland Petroleum Company, and because of his love for construction transitioned into the car washing industry building the Magic Shine Car Washes which at the time of his death still owned and ran.

Wayne is survived by his children Catherine (Steve) Boyles and Margaret (John) Thomas, son Alva Joseph (Vanessa) Watson and long-time companion Deidra Leasure.  He has seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Harold Dwight Watson, nephew Dwight Watson Jr. and the mother of his children Sharon Watson.

Visitation will be observed Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bundy-Law Funeral Home in Cambridge, Ohio.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 1:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Sarahsville, Ohio with Mark Beros and the Honorable Judge Daniel Padden presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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