Henry C. Watson, 82, of Pikeville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
He retired from the State of Tennessee, Department of Forestry, after fifty years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Huey Winfield Watson; mother, Mima Lee (Fisher) Watson; brothers, Huey Alan “Rawhide” Watson and Glenn Greer “Doc” Watson; and sister, Hallie Watson.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel J. (Walling) Watson; children, Janice (David) Mercer, Charles (Roxy) Watson, Mary Jane Watson and Clayton Watson, all of Pikeville; grandchildren, Chris (Helaine) Mercer, Carrie Mercer (David) Samons, Tiffany Watson (Jimmy) Patmor, Brian Watson, Casey Troglin, Jason (Ashley) Troglin, Matthew (Jamie) Watson and Cody Watson; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mitchell “Shorty” Watson, John Watson, George Watson and Donnie (Paula) Watson; one sister, Illa Ann (Norman) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Walling Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
The arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.