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Lawrence Watson


August 17, 2017

Lawrence Watson, 93 of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Aug. 10,2017.

Born in Jackson County, N.C, he was the son of the late Charlie and Hannah Fox Watson.

He moved to Brevard as a teenager and was a farm worker before he went into the Army during World War II where he proudly served his country. After returning home, he was employed by Ecusta Corporation where he retired after 39 years.

He enjoyed his dogs, gardening, visits with his neighbors, afternoon drives around the neighborhood on his golf cart and water-gun fights with his great-grandkids, who fondly referred to him as “Papoose.” His church family meant the world to him and he rarely missed a Sunday service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Surrette Watson and his second wife, Evelyn Moffitt Watson. He was also predeceased by a brother, Charles Watson; sisters, Lucille Smith, Cora Lee Collins, Ella Best and Mary Owenby; and granddaughter, Amanda Watson Perkins.

He is survived by a son, Wayne Watson and wife, Rita, of Penrose; a brother, Bedford Watson and wife, Marie, of Pisgah Forest and their son, Tim; grandsons, Kevin Watson and wife, Miranda, of Asheville and their children Jenna and Jack and Matt Perkins, of Wilmington, N.C. and his children, Parker and Cabot; step-granddaughter, Katie King, of Hendersonville; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, Aug. 14, 2017.

The family received friends from 1:15 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The service began at 2 p.m. with burial following in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Timothy UMC, P.O. Box 429, Brevard NC 28712, in memory of Lawrence.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.


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