Funeral service for Michael David “Mike” Watson, 67, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Lantz and Bro. Jim Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Chris Hensley, Tim Hensley, Jonathan Holt, John Sellers, Mark Rainer, Jody Thornton, Matt McCray and David McGrady serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Discover’s Sunday School Class of FUMC. A come and go visitation will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Michael passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at Baylor Scott and White in Plano.
He was born Oct. 1, 1952 in Abilene, the son of Jack Wayland Watson and Laurie Jeanne Konczak Watson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he married Susan McGrady Sept. 17, 1988. He had a great sense of humor. He loved to pull pranks and tell jokes. He spent many years coaching soccer. He took up a love for photography, which he learned from his mother. He loved caring for his patients at Rock Creek Health and Rehab, where he worked as an LVN for 10 years and had just retired in April 2020.
Mike is survived by his wife, Susan Watson of Sulphur Springs; sons, Jordan Watson and wife Laura of Sulphur Springs, and Ryan Watson and fiancé Amber of Tyler; grandchildren, Braxton and Jaxon Watson of Sulphur Springs; brother, Willis Watson and wife Pam of Granbury; and sister, Laura Butts and husband Don of Bellville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com