Daddy's Solo Flight
In memory of my father
LeRoy Vasser Watson
In your final hours I was indeed wrong
Thinking you were already gone for
Still strong with pause your heart continued
Throughout the night without cause
Arriving at the finale of your humanly plight
Along with midmorning's diluted light
Like the instant the day turns into night
Your heart thumped its very last fight
Without delay your spirit departed
Like a caged bird suddenly free with flight uncharted
In awe I watch disappear your earthly fears while
Your soul travels elsewhere in the hemisphere
Like the steam of morning dewdrops rising on a fence
Reminisce of your essence dissipates in my presence
Never before have I witnessed in a view
Clouds luminous with majestic hue
Occupy a jolted sky with
Bolts of lightning striking nearby
As if you were saying your goodbye
In spirited solo flight as you soar
Not so different from your life before
I think of you for now and forevermore
by Diane Watson
LeRoy Vasser Watson
Memorial services for LeRoy Vasser Watson, 75, of Fairfield will be 7 p.m. Thursday in Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield.
The Rev. Luciano Valenzuela of Holy Spirit Catholic Church will officiate. Internment will be in South Park Memorial Park in Texas.
Born , in Pearland, Texas, Mr. Watson died , in David Grant Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Watson lived in Fairfield for 41 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, retiring in 1963. He worked as a flight engineer for 22 years and then served in the reserves for 20 years. He also worked for the civil service for 20 years.
Mr. Watson was a private pilot who loved to fly. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Holy Spirit.
Mr. Watson is survived by his daughters, Carol Boardman of Manteca, Janet Abshire of Sacramento and Diane of Davis; son, Christopher of Cloverdale; sisters, Margaret Bowlin of Sweeny, Texas, and Shirley Rahm of Bremerton, Wash.; brother, Bob of Berclair, Texas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and longtime companion and friend, Dorothy Borges of Fairfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Foundation of Children & Aging, One Elmwood, Kansas City, Mo., 64111.