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John Watson Obituary
WHITEWRIGHT - John Raymond Watson was born June 18, 1929 at Canton, Ohio to Elsa Clary and Ida Caldwell Watson. He married Betty Jane Ryan on June 11, 1955 at Canton, Ohio. He died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ in Sherman at the age of 81. He was a long time resident of Whitewright.
John served his nation in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a retired Regional Sales Manager for 7up Dr. Pepper, and a member of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rodney Stanford. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewrigh. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright. Pallbearers will be Arthur Ballard, Harold Lankford, Eddie Lankford, John Lucas, Joe Chat Beazley III and Rollie Andreas.
He is survived by son, Craig Watson and wife Dottie of Irving; son, Kirk Watson and wife Julie of Whitewright; daughter, Ranea Beazley and husband Bryant of Ely; grandchildren, Craig Allen, Jenica, Jerid, Dustin, Cassidy, Wyatt, and Lindsey, Brooke and Bailey; special honorary son, Reggie Rice; and special friend and loved one Joan Tovissi. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 53 years, Betty Jane; brothers, Jim and Bill; and sister, Betty Gail.
Arrangements are with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow's Earnheart Funeral Home, Whitewright. An online registry may be signed at www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Mar. 30, 2011
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