Jerry Watson, 72, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was born on August 10, 1946 in Green Bay to the late James and Dorothy (Weiner). On July 9, 1977 he married Diane Boone at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Green Bay.
Jerry is now reunited with his wife Diane. They shared a bond that was second to none. Jerry along with his wife Diane were best known as the founders of Stadium View Sports Bar & Banquet Hall. He and Diane started the business September 1992. This was one of his most proud accomplishments. He always stayed humble along the way, referring to himself as, “Just a dumb, retired truck driver.”
Watson was known as someone who always told it like it was. He never held back and never was politically correct. He was also known as having a giant soft spot for helping others. Many people referred to him as “Uncle Jerry” because he was always there to lend an ear, give advice or help no matter what, in any way he could.
Throughout his life Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, as well as getting youth and newcomers started in either discipline. Most recently, Jerry’s focus was spending time hunting with his grandson.
During the summers it was a guarantee you would find Jerry at his grandchildren’s baseball/softball games.
Jerry is survived by his son, Bob (Amanda) Watson; two grandchildren, Will and Ali Watson, brothers, Jim (Bonnie) Watson and Jack (Debbie) Watson; sister, Marianne Watson; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Stadium View, 1963 Holmgren Way, from 2:00 pm until the funeral service at 5:30 pm. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Jerry’s family on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.