Funeral services for Joe Ollie Watson, age 74 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Prospect Baptist Church with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Watson passed away Monday in St. Thomas Hospital.
A native of Davidson County, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Everette and Roma Pomeroy Watson. He was a former member of the Tennessee National Guard and retired from Amana Refrigeration as a Lab Tech Supervisor after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church where he had also served as Deacon.
Survivors include his wife Annie Ruth Ghee Watson of Fayetteville, daughters Kathy Smith and husband Tim of Fayetteville, Carolyn Watson McFerrin of Atlanta, GA, son Thomas Watson and fiance Glenda of Petersburg, TN, brother Raymond Watson of Nashville, TN, six grandchildren Eric Smith, Matthew Smith, Devin Feltman, Ashley May, Grant McFerrin, Olivia McFerrin, two great-grandchildren Hayden Feltman and Payton May.
Mr. Watson was preceeded in death by brothers Buford, Ronnie and Burtis Watson, sister Dorothy Watson,and great-grandchild Paxton May.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.