Thomas William Watson, 86

Thomas William Watson, 86, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born February 14, 1931 in Mershon, GA to the late Elzie & Cassie Watson and had lived in Jacksonville for the past 62 years. Thomas was a longtime member of Lannie Road Baptist Church, loved hunting, fishing, gardening, making cane syrup and will be dearly missed by all. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Martha Loleita Watson. Survivors include his sons, Tommy Watson (Bonnie), William Watson (Diane), Glynn Watson (Donna); daughters, Bobbie Teel (Richard), Libbie Murray (John), Pam Jones (Deral); 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, multiple great-great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be heldMonday, July 10 at 10am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, with Pastor Buddy Wimberly officiating. Interment will follow in Bashlot Cemetery in Brantley County, GA. The family will receive friends Mondaystarting at 9:30am at the funeral home