John Aaron (Dad) WATSON

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News Death Notice

WATSON, John Aaron "Dad" Age 84, of Pickerington Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday October 27, 2013 at his home. Born December 20, 1928 in Columbus Ohio, John was predeceased by his parents, Mary Hunter and Wyatt Watson; first wife, Nancy B Watson; son, John Watson, II; as well as eight sisters and brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Diane E Watson, whom he married April 7, 2001; sons, Aric (Kimberly) Watson, Iran (Yvonne) Watson, and Todd (Shawndreka) Watson; daughters, Deborah (Gary) Malone, Deanna (Ricardo) Corbett, Nikki (Mark) Hampton, and Joy Nooks; 18 grandchildren, 25 great - grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Howard; mother -in-law, Violet B. Flewellen; sister-in-law, Victoria Dorsey; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Holly), Kenneth, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 5 - 7 pm Sunday, November 3, 2013 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St.; Columbus, OH 43203. Funeral services 10 am Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Kimberly Parkway Church of God; 4150 Kimberly Parkway, North; Columbus, OH 43232, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, officiating. John will be laid to rest, with Military Honors, at Green Lawn Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

Funeral Home
Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 258-9549
Published in Springfield News-Sun on Nov. 1, 2013