Bobby Doyce "Big" Watson











Bobby Doyce “Big” Watson, 80, of Center, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, in Tyler.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.
Mr. Watson was born July 8, 1937, in Shelby County, to Charley Doyle Watson and Annie Ruth Windham Watson. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149. He worked as a carpenter.  Mr. Watson was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved spending time with his family and his Sardis Missionary Baptist Church family.  
He is survived by
Wife of 57 years: Linda Watson of Center
Lisa Verrett and husband, Charlie, of Buna
Tena Moragas of Center
Elissa Taylor and husband, Cody, of Tenaha
Radi Verrett of Buna
Nathan Hathorn and wife, Cadence, of Center
Charlie “Bubba” Verrett of Buna
April Victoria and husband, Gavin, of Buna
Great Grandchildren:
Kypton Taylor
Madyx Taylor
Elli Hathorn
Camden Verrett
Ahava Victoria
Gavin Victoria II
Ivory Victoria
Numerous nieces and nephews
A host of friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Charley Doyle Watson and Annie Ruth Windham Watson
Sister: Peggie Sue Williams
Pallbearers will be Nathan Hathorn, Cody Taylor, Jimmy Moore, Radi Verrett, Earl Hicks and Darrell McDaniel.
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