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J.T. Watson, 89, of Columbus, Georgia passed away at his home Saturday, January 24, 2021.
J.T. was born in Webster County, Georgia to the later Susie Byrd Jones Watson and John Henry Watson. He retired from Life of Georgia Insurance company after 40 years of service. After retiring he went into business for himself in the home remodeling field. He worked until the age of 88 years.
J.T. was a man of many talents. He loved playing the guitar, singing, and composing songs for his girls. He also had a passion for cooking. One of his best remembered dishes was homemade biscuits and tomato gravy. It gave him joy to cook and watch his family and friends enjoy a meal together.
Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Watson and Susie Watson; sisters, Nettie Napier and Kathy Mims; brothers, J.D. and Ben Watson; daughter, Linda Fox, and grandson, Michael Brown. He is survived by his four adored daughters, Wanda Farish of Columbus, Georgia, Jan (Billy) Baird of Ellaville, Georgia, Patsy (Wayne) Sheppard of Box Springs, Georgia, and Carol (Charlie) Guthrie of Phenix City, Alabama; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family; a special neighbor and faithful employees.
Mr. Watson will be laid to rest 2:oo pm EST on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery with Military Honors. Those attending will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Those feeling ill are asked to stay home. A memorial service will be held in late spring, so please check back for updated details.
The Watson family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. J.T. Watson below.