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Paul Watson Jr.

February 5, 1948 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 74)


PAUL WATSON JR. - age 74 of Crossville passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Watson Sr. and Cassie Watson; brother, Jerome Watson and sister in law, Terry Watson. He is survived by daughters, Jenni Watson, Vicki (Troy) Shelton and Lisa (Robert) Baines; mother of his children, Lola Watson; brothers, Steve Watson, and Jim Watson; sisters, Karen (Wayne) Prince and Cynthia (Jerry) McDaniel; grandchildren, Ethan Shelton, Palmer Baines, and Grafton Baines; special friends, Steve, and Jennie Shelton. 
Paul was a 1966 graduate of Cumberland Co. High School. He was an Air Force Veteran during the Vietnam War and was a Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a major in Agribusiness. He worked for Farm Credit as a Loan Officer and for the VA Medical Center in Nashville. He also loved to listen to Billy Graham’s sermons. His family described him as a conservative, patriotic and an honest man. While fighting a courageous battle, he was a perfect example of courage and endurance to his family and caregivers. In Lieu of Flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to St. Jude’s, you can donate at The family would like to give a special thanks to American House (formerly Elm Croft) in Lebanon, TN for caring and comfort. There will be a private family gathering held at a later date. 


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