He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Watson; mother, Jane Watson; brothers, W.H. Watson, James Watson, Theron Watson, and Tommy Watson; granddaughter, Heather Watson; and several nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy J. Watson of Jasper; sons, Donald Watson (Connie) and David Watson; brother, Edward Watson; grandchildren, Jonathan Watson and Deanna Watson; and great-grandson, Jadynce Clark.
Pallbearers will be Jon Watson, Bucky Watson, John Watson, Phillip Watson, Tim Watson and Sonny Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Camern Pendley, Matt Black, Johesa Black, Steven Wood and Kristofer Wood.