Patrick J. Watson, 61, of Odell, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 9:35 a.m. at his home in Odell. \r\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell with Father William Keebler and Father Jerry Verdun officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Odell. Pall Bearers will be Paul Eaton, Jim Fraher, Gary Fosen, Mike Trainor, Tom Kelso, and Jerry Hogan. \r\nVisitation will be Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac with a Wake Service to start at 2:30 p.m. \r\nDuffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements. \r\nPat was born January 30, 1958, in Pontiac, IL to Raymond J. and Marie "Toni" (Trainor) Watson. \r\nHe is survived by his brother and favorite sister-in-law, Raymond J. (Susan Gschwendtner) Watson, Jr. of Springfield, IL; his soulmate, Tracey Sauer of Streator, IL; one aunt, Patricia Russell of Cottage Grove, WI; one uncle, Jack Trainor of Wing, IL; and many cousins. \r\nHe was preceded in death by his parents. \r\nPat was a graduate of St. Paul Grade School and Odell High School, Class of 1976. He received a BA from ISU in Business Management with a minor in Ag Business. \r\nPat was a lifelong farmer in the Odell area and also worked for over 30 years at the IRS Distribution Center in Bloomington, IL. \r\nPat was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell and the Odell Knights of Columbus. He was a past member of the IL Farmers Union and a Board member of Pontiac Mutual Insurance. Pat was a huge Cubs and Notre Dame fan. He enjoyed playing golf and for many years his greatest passion was sailing on Lake Michigan and participating in the annual Mackinaw Island Race. Pat was proud to be a lifelong member of the Democratic Party; he will be remembered for his quick wit and joyous personality. Pat was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. \r\nMemorials may be made to St. Paul Catholic Grade School, 300 S. West St, Odell, IL 60460. \r\nOnline condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.