Robert Watson 63 of Merryville, LA passed from this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in DeRidder, LA. Visitation was held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Sunday February 21, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral Service was Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Interment was at Merryville Cemetery, Merryville, LA.
Robert is Survived by his brother Thomas Watson of Merryville, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents, C.H. and Doris Watson.
He was a graduate of Tulane University and attended Rice University, The University of Paris and University of Missouri. He taught at South Beauregard, New University School in New Orleans and the University of Missouri. He worked for the Entertainment Branch at Fort Polk for some years where his original rock opera, Oedipus Rocks premiered. He was a founding member of the Impromptu Players in DeRidder and also performed on stage at Fort Polk and ACTS Theatre in Lake Charles.