Just a word to say how great it was to have a trusted group of people to help with the funeral of my dad, Rick Snyder. Doug and his staff helped arrange the funerals for my grandpa in 2004, as well as my grandma earlier this year. When my dad passed, it was comforting to know we could trust Doug to take care of things, and that's what he did. The caring and professionalism shown made a difficult time easier, and while nothing can make it pain free, they helped to lessen it a little. Doug, as well as the wonderful people working with him were respectful, attentive, professional, and caring in everything they did. We couldn't have asked for more.
With great appreciation,
Doug Watson and the staff of Watson Funeral Home helped us arrange funerals for my father, Bob Johnston in 2004 and for my mother, Bernice Johnston in March 2011. Doug was very compassionate during the planning of these funerals and handled every detail with complete professionalism and caring. Mom and Dad had preplanned their funerals and Doug was well acquainted with both of them. In fact, prior to my Mom's death, Doug visited her in the hospital -- a visit that my Mom spoke of fondly until shortly before she passed. Doug became a friend to our family because of his kindness and compassion. We trust Doug and his staff because of the honesty and openness they have demonstrated. We have appreciated all you have done for our family.
When loved ones pass away, the one thing that is incredibly helpful is dealing with a funeral home that you know will honor your wishes, and treat your loved one with dignity and respect. When my son was tragically and suddenly taken from us, Doug and Cindy Watson responded to our call both as friends and as professionals. They helped us through the most difficult time that any parent can imagine. They were sensitive, caring, and respected our wishes in every way. Several years later, when my mother died, the Watsons were there helping us to navigate the days following her passing. They are professional, honest, and kind. I have recommended them to many friends, and will continue to do so.
Suddenly and unexpectedly losing my husband was the most devastating event of my life, and the lives of our children. Having known several friends whose loved ones had been entrusted to Watson Funeral Home, I contacted my friend, Doug Watson. Doug cared for my family with tenderness and professionalism, guiding us through our shock and grief. He presented options and patiently waited for our decisions. He helped me to navigate the unknown waters of this unwelcome part of life. We held a visitation at the funeral home, which allowed us to greet our guests in a beautiful and neutral location. Doug and Cindy Watson assisted us at the funeral, which was held at our church. With them present, I knew everything would flow well and go as smoothly as possible. And it did. It is so difficult to lose someone you love. Having the Watsons at our side helped my family through this sad journey. I would recommend Watson Funeral Home to anyone, and will continue to do so.
Your first funeral at Watson Funeral Home was for my dad, the Martin family patriarch. Your location was close to our farm, where dad spent so much time, and you extended a genuine comfort and respect to my mother and our entire family. In fact, the manner in which you loved our family through our grief resulted in friendships between the Martin and Watson families that continue to this day and you earned yourself a spot in the extended Martin clan. Over the years, you have taken care of pre-planning arrangements for a number of family members and friends and you have handled funerals for my brother, mother-in-law, aunt, uncle and for friends. You treat our family and friends with the utmost dignity and you help us celebrate life and the promise of eternity. Since the Watsons have become such dear Martin-family friends, you often find yourself having to take care of arrangements for someone you have developed a close relationship with. We know that is especially difficult on you but you balance your emotions well, expressing your sympathy while also ensuring a dignified and beautiful 'til we meet again service for our loved one. You cry with us and you laugh with us...and your laughter is often what really helps to get us through. I know some would be disturbed to hear that we refer to you as the Martin family undertaker. But that is just our affectionate way to express to you how important you are in our lives and how much we rely on you to get us through sorrowful times. Death is inevitable. Whether expected or sudden, it changes our lives in an instant. Our family just felt it important to remind you of the comfort level you bring to our lives just by knowing you are only a phone call away. Who knew that a funeral in 2000 would lead to a lifetime partnership and friendship. We appreciate you and we love you, The Jim Martin Family
The Jim Martin Family
We want to take this opportunity to let you know how impressed and grateful we are for the service you performed for aunt Edith Haney. She was more than an aunt to me -- she was the big sister I never had. Though she was 92, you made her look as good as she did at 65. The respect you and your staff showed Edith as well as Frank and me was greatly appreciated. All her bridge students were amazed and pleased as well. The flowers you did for us were outstanding. We take great comfort in knowing that you'll be laying Frank and me to rest. We will not hesitate to recommend Watson Funeral to anyone in need. We appreciated the way you walked us through this difficult process. Thank you again for everything you and your staff did for us. Respectfully, Frank and Carmen Marsh
Frank and Carmen Marsh
Following the loss of our father, we were very happy with the services provided by Watson Funeral Home. Everything was handled professionally and competently and we were very satisfied and happy with the service and all the arrangements.
Family of Bruce Marks
Thanks again for all you have done for us over the years. I would not have anyone else take care of us. Watson Funeral home has provided caring,compassionate service and exemplary dedication to my family. Their assistance and knowledge in matters extend beyond the funeral services have always exceeded expectations. It's a comfort to know someone is there for you, and has your best interest at heart during a difficult time. When my parents received my grandmothers ashes from out of state in disarray Doug immediately came to their house and cared for the situation. Knowing Doug Watson for over 16 years personally and professionally, I trust him with caring for my family at our most difficult times.