Donnie Lamont Watson, 63, of Crandall, Ga. died tragically in a car wreck on his way to work on the morning of Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.
Donnie was better known in recent years, as “Boppy,” the name given to him by his granddaughters. He loved hunting and fishing, but in later years, it was more about enjoying nature than sport. He was a talented guitarist and vocalist, who loved all music, but classic rock was his favorite.
Donnie could fix anything - whether it was broken or not - and spent most of his career as a machine mechanic and an industrial electrician. He loved eating, gardening and spending time working on his land. There was nothing quite like getting out his tractor and putting around. Life in the country was even better when his granddaughters were at his side.
Donnie was always ready for an adventure with his family. You never knew what day trip through the mountains he had planned, especially if there was snow. He had a unique sense of humor and shared it often. Those around him were always giggling, or rolling their eyes, or both. He was known for making up his own song lyrics and dancing around the house to his latest masterpiece. Even though he was a Southern boy, he hated sweet tea and let you know if you ever ordered it in front of him.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Vivian Watson Sr.; a brother, Lamar Watson; and his father-in-law, Arnold Caylor.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jennie Caylor Watson; daughters, Misty Watson and her partner Jim Miller, Michelle Watson and her partner Justin Sloan; granddaughters, Sophie Wheeler and Kira Allen; brothers and spouses, Roy Watson Jr. and Gail; Ronald “Bunk” Watson; Jerry Watson and Renee; sisters, Genevelyn Rogers, and Gayle Martin and her husband, Tommy; mother-in-law, Virginia Caylor; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by four dogs, who will miss him terribly, and many great friends from his rocking days of youth and hard-working days of adulthood.
Services will be held Friday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with friends and co-workers, Jerry Beavers and Eric Jones officiating. Pallbearers are friends and co-workers at Hicks Tufting: Steve Atkins, Luis Chaires, Jeremy Cloer, Malcolm Gordon, Eddie Hicks, Eric Jones, Edward Smith, and Jack Stovall.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday, March 4.
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