Scott Lee Watson

Scott Lee Watson

November 29, 1966 - September 19, 2019

Scott Lee Watson, 52, of Douds, Iowa passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his home.

Scott was born on November 29, 1966 in Fairfield, Iowa to Milford and Elaine (Bekel) Watson. Scott graduated from Pekin High School with the class of 1985 and went on to graduate from Indian Hills Community College and Buena Vista University earning a Bachelor of Arts. He was united in marriage to Cathy Hootman on June 20, 1987 at Zion Lutheran Church in Douds, Iowa. Together Scott and Cathy raised three children, Breanne, Spencer and Nathan.

Scott was known as the voice of dirt track racing in Southeast Iowa for thirty years. He announced races around the area, out of state and even fulfilled his dream of announcing at the Knoxville Speedway. He was an advocate for racing and was the author behind “THE PIT STOP” column in the Ottumwa Courier. In addition, Scott wrote and published “From My Microphone To Your Ears” which chronicled his insight and experiences from his many years of motorsports announcing. He was also known for his Auctioneering, his radio show and his column in the Ottumwa Courier. Scott especially loved his grandsons and enjoyed each and every moment he was able to spend with them. He will be extremely missed by his family, friends and everyone in the racing community that had the opportunity to hear him.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Watson of Douds, his mother, Elaine Andeway of Richland, his daughter, Breanne (Derek) Randall of Lewistown, Missouri; two sons, Spencer Watson of Chicago, Illinois, Nathan Watson of Lenexa, Kansas; two grandchildren, Ryker and Colson Randall; a sister, Kristi (Jared) Dyson of North English, his mother-in-law, Raye Hootman of Douds, his niece and nephew, and his brother-in-law, Larry (Carol) Hootman of Douds.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milford Watson; and his father-in-law, Kriss Hootman.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Eldon Raceway with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Eldon Raceway and continue until the time of the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Zion Lutheran Cemetery rural Douds. Memorial contributions in Scott’s honor may be made to his family to be designated at a later date.

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is caring for his arrangements.

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