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Jack Neeley Watson, Cumberland County, KY

Jack Neeley Watson of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, having attained the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 8 days.

He was a layout operator for AT&T and Western Electric for 31 years, member of Local 1504 United Electrical Workers, a Kentucky Colonel, and a five time World Champion Coon Hunter.

He was born on Friday, December 22, 1933, in Peytonsburg, Kentucky, the son of Robert Andrew "Drude" and Sally Bernice (Neeley) Watson. He was of Church of Christ faith and a member of the Waterview Congregation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Ree Watson, his sister and brother-in-law, Janice Nell and Wayne Key, and the mother of his children, Glyn Ola (Fishburn) Watson.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Spears Dyer Watson of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom he wed November 14, 2002, his children, David Wayne (& Kathy) Watson of Butler, Tennessee, Vickie Jane (& Jerry) Hubbard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kimberly Jean Watson (& Thomas Kennard) of Jay, Florida, Darla Jo (& Bill) Curtis of Burkesville, Kentucky, step-sons, Donnie Carl (& Charlene) Spears of Louisville, Kentucky, Ricky Wayne (& Darlin) Dyer of Burkesville, Kentucky, James Walter (& Tammy) Dyer of Burkesville, Kentucky, 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 3pmCT in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Castillo officiating. Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 5pmCT the funeral hour on Sunday at Norris-New Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to We Care or any local Church of Christ in memory of Mr. Jack Watson.

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