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Thomas Wade Watson, age 84, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Mountain City Care Center. He was born on March 15, 1929 to the late Otto Lattie Watson and Mary Nichols Watson. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Watson; brother, Ronald Watson and sisters: Wilma Pope and iris McCann.
Thomas was a United States Army Air Corp and Air Force Veteran and honorable served during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Jenkins Watson; daughters and son-in-law: Judy and Wally Butler of Ontario, OR and Margaret and Randall Medley of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren: Buddy Payne and Tommy Payne; grandchildren who were very close to Thomas, Mikayla and Seth Medley; nine great grandchildren; sisters: Cleota McQueen of Shady Valley, TN, Gertrude Gilley of Mountain City, TN and Cordella Rugg of Abingdon, VA; brother, Howard Watson of Shady Valley, TN; special friend, Sarah Johnson; Thomas’ loving dog, Molly and many more special friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Leonard Fletcher and Brother Frank Osborne officiating.
Graveside service and interment with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard followed in the Blevins Cemetery of Shady Valley, TN. Pallbearers were David Watson, Nathan Watson, Randall Medley, Michael Watson, Cody Watson and Jerry Bullard. Honorary pallbearers were: John Payne, Howard Watson, Reford McQueen.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Thomas’ daughter, Margaret Medley, 450 Old Butler Road, Mountain City, TN.
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The family of Thomas Wade Watson has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.