John W. Watson

82 year old John W. Watson of Green Hill Road, Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a Dairy farmer and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m.. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Bedie Vanatta Watson; a brother, Steve Watson; and a grandson Berry Melton. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Bratcher Watson of Smithville. Three daughters, Patsy Helton of McMinnville, Rose and her husband Leonard Melton of Smithville and Barbra and her husband Virgil Hibdon, Jr. of Smithville. A son, Charles Watson and his fiance Carisa Myers of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. A brother, Tom and his wife Christine Watson of Smithville. A sister, Elizabeth and her husband Eddie Grisweld of McMinnville. An aunt, Sally Hibdon of McMinnville. Special niece, Ernesteen Cantrell of McMinnville, and several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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