07/17/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Allen Watson
Allen Patterson Watson
Hampton High School Class of 1964
Friends and Schoolmates,
The sad news is still continuing. Allen Watson, Hampton High School - Class of 1964, passed away in West Jefferson, NC on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the age of 62.
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 07/17/08 - "Allen Watson":
I will always have room to honor such a fine man, F.A. Thank you for letting us know. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your classmate.
From the Jefferson Post (Ashe County, NC) - 07/14/08:
|Allen Patterson Watson|
West Jefferson, NC
November 29, 1945 - July 9, 2008
Allen Patterson Watson, age 62, of West Jefferson, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 while surrounded by his family at home. He had battled prostate cancer for 8 + years that had metastasized to the bone.
November 20, 1945, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Margaret B. Watson of
West Jefferson and the late Charles Wake Watson. He graduated from Hampton
High School, Hampton, Va., in 1964 and served his country in the U.S. Army
in the 1st Calvary Division, Air Mobile in the Vietnam War earning the Air
Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, while flying over 100 air missions over
hostile territory including the Battle of La Drang Valley. He also earned
the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of
Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960), Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar,
and the Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army).
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Watson family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Abide with Me
Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861
Abide with me; fast falls the
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.
Thou on my head in early youth
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
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