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Mitchell Watson

Mitchell “Shorty” Watson, 78, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his father, Huey Winfield Watson; mother, Mima Lee (Fisher) Watson; brothers, Huey Alan “Rawhide” Watson; Glenn Greer “Doc” Watson and Henry C. Watson; and sister, Hallie Watson.

He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie (Eddie) Seals of Pikeville and Frances (Derrick) Herd of Spencer; three sons, Larry Watson and Nathan (Jeannie) Watson of Pikeville and Wesley Watson of Cookeville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brothers, John Watson, George Watson and Donnie (Paula) Watson; one sister, Illa Ann (Norman) Smith; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tom and Juanita Paul, Tim Angel, Bill Dempsy and Ricky Reagan.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Danny Lee and Bro. Doug Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Watson’s Chapel Cemetery.

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The arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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