John Howard Watson
Canton – John Howard Watson, a kind and special gentleman with 92 years of a blessed life, peacefully passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020.
Howard was born April 3, 1928 in Haywood County to the late Bazz Watson and the late Ada Shephard Watson. Mr. Watson retired from Champion International where he was employed as a pipe fitter with many years of dedicated service. His friends and neighbors were always amazed by Mr. Watson’s endurance and great determination to faithfully take his daily walk up and down one of the greatest inclined streets in Canton and in his neighborhood. Howard, along with his faithful dog Samson, always greeted everyone with a wave of his hand and a quick smile. He loved and cared for his family deeply and they will each cling to their happy memories shared with him forever.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Della Maude Watson who passed away in 2015, a daughter, Lisa Kirkpatrick; a son, Larry D. Watson; brothers, George Watson and Carroll Watson; and his sisters, Geneva Pressley and Berlin Singleton.
Mr. Watson is survived by his grandchildren, Gabe Kirkpatrick and wife Angelica, Tyler Kirkpatrick, Sydni Anger, Leslie Wood and Amy Bruner; great-grandchildren, Callie Kirkpatrick, Olivia Kirkpatrick, and Oliver Kirkpatrick; a daughter-in-law, Kathi Watson and many dear friends.
To honor Mr. Watson's request no formal funeral services will be held.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Watson family.