Robert Watson |

Robert Watson

Robert “Yamaha Bob” Watson died Jan. 30 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 65.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 23, at Combie Bible Church, 22924 West Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley. A reception will follow. Pastor Dwight Koopmans will officiate.

Mr. Watson was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Patterson, N.J., to Catherine and Robert M. Watson. He served in Korea for the U.S. Army. He married Penny Watson on Feb. 14, 1973. He retired from Yellow Freight as a truck driver in 1999 and owned St. Clair Bar and Restaurant Supply Co. from 2000 to 2004.

Mr. Watson was a member of Teamsters Local 692 in Long Beach. He enjoyed motorcycles, golf and basketball. He ran track when he was in high school.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife of 35 years, Penny Watson of Penn Valley; brother, Emroy Watson of Irvine; son, R. Scott Watson of Coos Bay, Ore.; daughter, Melissa Robards of Reno, Nev.; stepdaughter, Jocelyn Jackson; grandchildren Jesse Robards, Kayla Watson, Jacquelynn Watson, Sebastian Watson and Hailey Jackson-Pipes; uncles, cousins, extended family and many loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and Robert M. Watson; grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Combie Bible Church in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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