John T. Watson, age 80, of Eminence, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Shelby County. He was born in Waddy, and was the son of the late Chester B. Watson and Willie Addie Miller Watson. He was a carpenter and farmer.
He is survived by his companion: Elnora McAllister of Eminence; three sons: Gary Thomas Watson of Bagdad, Richard Lynn Watson of Mount Eden, and Terry Scott Watson of Eminence; one daughter: Rebecca Redenbaugh (Eric) of Shelbyville; one brother: Kenneth Watson of Colorado Springs; three sisters: Sue Parson of Carrollton, Daisy Perry of Lawrenceburg, and Joan LeCompte of Shelbyville; ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Shouse.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville with the Rev. Ted Shouse officiating. He was taken by a horse-drawn covered wagon to Cropper Cemetery for burial. Casket bearers were Tracy Barnes, Immanuel Hill, Isaiah Hill, Micah Husband, Zachary Husband, and Sammy Scott Watson.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of Sholar Funeral Home, 5710 Castle Highway, Pleasureville, KY 40057. Online condolences may be expressed at sholarfuneralhome.