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Samuel Gene Watson

August 3, 1952 June 2, 2018
Samuel Gene Watson
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Obituary for Samuel Gene Watson

Sam Watson, age 65 of Pikeville died Saturday, June 2, 2018. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, loved farming, hunting, fishing, and watching football of any kind. He played high school football as fullback in the late 60s and early 70s. Sam worked at La-Z-Boy as a machine operator and in maintenance for thirty-seven years. He also laid brick and block for several years in his free time. Sam was one of the founding members of the Griffith Volunteer Fire Department.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James and Bessie Cripps Watson; brother, Gilbert Watson.
Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Sharon R. Watkins Watson; children, Shenia (Barry) Derrick, South Carolina, Shonda (William) Holt, Sam T. (Kristen) Watson, Chris (Ashley) Roberts; siblings, Treva (Lee) Gore, Elizabeth (Hoyt) Hale, James (Carolyn) Watson, L. J. (Sharon) Watson, Dunlap, and Lela Watson; nine grandchildren;several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Sam had three good caretakers during his illness, Lisa L., Lisa B., and Susan B.
A Celebration of Life will be 10:00 am CDT Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Steve Haston and Bro. Casey Oakes officiating. The family will receive friends 3:00-9:00 pm CDT Monday, June 4, 2018. Burial will be in Akins Cemetery in Cumberland County. Those serving as pallbearers are Gary Everett, Bobby Collier, Sheldon Simmons, Howard Upchurch, Dennis Smith, and Terry Hickey, with honorary pallbearers being members of Griffith Volunteer Fire Department and BCH Alumni Football.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Griffith Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences can be made at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com. Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Akin Cemetery Final Resting Place

Newton Road
Crossville, TN 38555

Newton Road Crossville 38555 TN
United States
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