Friday, May 26, 2017

Frankie Watson

Frank John Watson

September 1, 1918
Seattle, WA

July 3, 2007
Seattle, WA

1936-37 O'Dea High School - Seattle (High School)
1938-39 Gonzaga University (College)
1939-40 Gonzaga University (College)
1940-41 Gonzaga University (College) 
1946-47 Seattle Blue Devils (PCBL)
1947-48 Seattle Athletics (PCBL)

A three-sport star at Gonzaga (football, baseball and basketball), Watson entered the USMC after graduating and served in the South Pacific during World War 2. After a couple years of professional basketball, he owned and opearted a business that sold athletic equipment to high schools around the state of Washington. He retired in 1980 and moved to Florida, but returned to Seattle in his later years, where he passed away in 2007.

He married Helen Sullivan in 1946 and they had three sons and a daughter.

Obituary, Seattle Times, July 7, 2007
Seattle PI Obituary

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