MR. Thomas Watson

Published 9:43 am Friday, May 11, 2018

HUGULEY — Mr. Thomas H. Watson, 79, of the Huguley community, passed away at his granddaughter’s residence on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Mr. Watson was born on March 25, 1939 in Augusta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Donna Pearl Watson, and his brother, Conway Watson.

Thomas dearly missed his beloved wife after her passing, but they are both reunited today.  He also loved and adored his little dog, Sandy, who passed away a few years ago.

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Mr. Thomas worked for WestPoint Stevens and was a member of Faith Evangelistic Church He was ifelong member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Watson was an honest man of his word and expected the same in return.  He loved his family and always worked hard to provide for them.  Before his health started to decline, he could often be found enjoying a meal at Sunny’s or the Waffle House. His favorite time of year was in the spring when the buttercups were in full bloom.

He spent his last days with his granddaughter, Shanna, who cared for him at her home.  Although his health was declining, he ultimately passed away from his loneliness.

Mr. Watson is survived by his children, Larry (Caprice) Watson, Dana Lynn (James) Echols; grandchildren, Tommy Watson, Hunter Watson, Harley Crowder, Shanna “Best Buddy” Cox; great-grandchildren Ella Cate Cox and Harlyn Crowder, and a very good lifelong friend, Henry Goss.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3 p.m. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel in Valley with interment following in Oakwood Cemetery.  The Rev. James O’Steen officiated. His family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. EDT.

Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for his family, share a memory of Mr. Watson, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directed.