We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Haverstock Funeral Home
Douglas Neil Watson
December 7, 1957-November 12, 2021
Douglas Neil Watson, 63, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday November 12, 2021 at his home.
He was born in Rensselaer, IN, on December 7, 1957, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Snow) Watson.
Doug served in Germany in the United States Army as a PFC, working in communications. He was honorably discharged in 1979 as a sharpshooter and M16 expert. While in Germany he worked with German Shepherds, having a love for them ever since. He moved to La Porte 34 years ago from Hope, Arkansas. On December 3, 1988, he married Charlotte (Stacy), who survives him. Doug was a chief inspector for Teledyne Casting. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, bagging deer, boar and coyotes, and was a huge Packers and Yankees fan. Doug also rode a Harley and had a classic Chevelle convertible. He loved and was very happy bird watching and spending time with his precious grandchildren and very spoiled German Shepherd, Porter.
Along with his wife, Doug is survived by his son, Charles Anthony (Desiree) Stacy, Walkerton, IN; daughters, Tricia Watson, Magnolia, AR, Sarah (Cole) Drake, Magnolia, AR, Stefani Howard, Alabama; brother Lauren Sprague Jr.; sisters, Marina (Matt) Blivens, San Diego, CA, Coral Graham, St. George, Utah; grandchildren, Aubrey Stacy, U.S. Marine in training Nathan Stacy, Hunter Stacy, Paige Stacy, Emma Drake and Coby Drake.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents and step father, Lauren Sprague Sr.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, from 11:00-12:00 noon, with a funeral service at noon. Interment will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made in Doug's memory to the American Diabetes Assoc. at www.diabetes.org or mail to PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.