Jon was born May 22, 1976 in Greenville, Texas to Medford Watson and Beverly Gregory. He grew up in Sulphur Springs, but spent most of his out of school time in Hunt County with his Watson cousins and family.
Jon loved all things outdoors, from hunting arrowheads (of which he was an expert) all the way to just enjoying watching the birds at a feeder, or the deer in the woods. He loved animals of all sorts. A larger than life man, with a tender heart. He loved big and was fiercely protective of his family.
He was friend to many, and those friends rallied around his family to help in so many ways the last couple of weeks since his recent diagnosis. We his family will never forget the outpouring of love shown from so many people. It truly made a difference for us, with your prayers, calls, visits and just love.
Jon became a dad in 2008 when Trace was born to he and Micca. He was so proud of his new son, that it was hard for him to contain himself. Trace has been the light of his life since, sharing in his dad’s love of adventure and the great outdoors.
He strongly believed in the power of prayer, and was saved as a young man and gave his life to Jesus at Peniel Baptist Church.
Jon is survived by his parents, Step-dad Keith McCord, brother Jeremy Herman (wife Kerry), sister Scarlett Gibbins (husband Chris), son Trace Watson and his mother Micca Clark, grandmother Betty Julian, grandfather Marvin Gregory and his beloved nieces and nephew, Lexie, Tori, Mollie and Jace. As well as numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his “Granny” Oreta Watson, and grandfather Manford Watson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Jon’s name to either the Hopkins County Veteran’s Memorial, or Lake Country CASA.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the men who have assembled the raffle, and all of the generous people who have contributed to it. You will never know the impact you have had on our family. To everyone who has prayed for us and loved on us, our sincerest thanks. We would also like to thank the staff of Dierksen Hospice and nurse Linda Adair for their professional and loving care of Jon.
I’m so sorry for the families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Glad he is at peace now, prayers for all of Jon’s family!
We loved Jon dearly and will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and his goodness
Scarlett and Beverly – my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers for you all.
Prayers are with you all during this time. He was a larger than life guy!
See u in heaven Cuz!!
Jon was a great friend!
Our deepest sympathy to Jon’s family. A sweet and fun young man. It was our pleasure to know Jon, since he was just a little guy. So sorry Beverly and all the family.
Love you all
Bev & Ricky Haygood
I’ve known Jon since Travis Elementary grade school days. To his friends and family, this separation is temporary…the reunion will last for eternity. <
Jon was one of the funnest sweetest guys I ever knew. Our hearts are broken and he will be missed dearly ❤️
On behalf of the SSHS Class of 1994, it is with our deepest sympathies that we celebrate our classmate. Although his physical presence will be absent from our daily lives, we rejoice in the fact that our reunion with the “ gentle giant” is eternal. Prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days are abundant and continued love and support are constant for Jon’s family. Rest easy Watson….Go Rest High on that Mountain.
Scarlett, Jeremy and family members,
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Although I didn’t really know him, after reading his obituary, I feel like I do. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this devastating loss.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Scarlett I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Looks just like his dad. Prayers for family and friends.
I still see the little white haired boy who was always so so busy. Even in your pain you put a smile on your face and talked to D about momma. You are an amazing man who will be sorely missed. I love you today and always. Until we meet again baby….
Sending our love and prayers for our family. Love you all! May God hold you in this loss, and carry you through.
We will miss you Jon
RIP sweet young man.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am truly saddened for my friend Beverly and her family. My prayers for Our Lords peace and comfort for you in this trying time.
Condolences to the family from his classmate.
Prayers for all
I never had the honor of knowing Jon but I knew some of his extended family. He was a handsome man and I am sure he was a good man. My prayers are with his family and friends. So sorry for your loss.
Condolences from the Windstream IP Engineering team.
Your wings were ready, our hearts were not.
I’ll see you in heaven, baby brother, what a reunion it will be.
Condolences to family. Kevin & I are saddened by the loss of Jon. Watson, you will be greatly missed. You always had a smile on your face & something funny to say. We will never forget the sweet friend you were.
My deepest sympathy to Jon’s family. Wishing you peace and comfort, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
Praying the comfort of God be with each of you.
Jon Watson was a man among men&his presence on this earth will be missed..Meet me on the other side of paradise,Mr.Watson!I will love you always,my sweet friend.My condolences &many prayers for the family of one of the best men I’ve ever known in my life.
YOU WILL BE SO MISSED.
Jon was a good guy and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers for his family and son. 🙏❤️
Sending love and prayers to the family. Memories last forever ❤️