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Dorsey Millard Watson Jr.

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The Close of Dorsey Millard Watson Jr.

April 21, 1940- November 15, 2019

Dorsey Millard Watson Jr.

was born April 21, 1940. To Susie Jewel White Watson and Dorsey Millard Watson Sr. in Dublin, Georgia

He is preceded in death

By his beloved wife Eleanor Bailey Watson.

He is also preceded in death by his brother Emmett Howard Watson Sr.

He is survived by his son Michael Dorsey Watson, and his wife Tiffany Smith Watson. His daughter Laurie Watson Bardar, and her husband Andrew Robert Bardar. His granddaughters, Crystal Leigh Anderson and Taylor LeAnn Bardar. His great grandson Anthony Christopher Borchetta. His girlfriend Miriam Price Hall. His nephew Emmett Howard Watson Jr., his wife Victoria Jewell Watson and their son Emmett Kale Watson, and Daughter Ashley Jewell Hermance and her husband Michael Alan Hermance. His niece, Tracy Watson Lowery, her husband Don Lowery Jr. and her daughter, Brindy Brown Veal, as well as many loving extended family and friends.

He graduated from Dudley high school, with straight A’s! He was very proud of that and also, achieved prefect attendance as well.

He attended Berry College.

He played basketball while he was there and this is where he met his wife Eleanor, who was a cheerleader and basketball player.

Dorsey enjoyed his years at Barry college. He was very active in sports and many athletic and academic clubs as well.

After college Dorsey went to work for JP STEVENS who relocated him and his family to New England and then on to Lancaster, SC . Then Dorsey went to work for Texfi Industries as a consultant, and moved his family to Greensboro NC. A lifelong dream of Dorsey and Eleanor, was to own their own business. So, they moved to Atlanta and purchased a photography business. There, Instafoto was born. They owned 2 locations, 1 in Underground Atlanta and the other in McCrory’s on Peachtree St.

They also, owned the coin operated photo booths in all the K-marts, Six Flags over Georgia, the Atlanta Fulton County Jail.

Later, Dorsey started DMW Service Co., a window cleaning and pressure cleaning business that serviced all the Kroger stores and SunTrust Banks.

This kept the family very busy. Eleanor, Mike and Laurie also joined Dorsey in the family businesses.

Dorsey was a great husband, and father. He loved his family! He was a great protector and provider.

Dorsey cared for his wife, Eleanor

who had Alzheimer’s. He took good care of her until she passed away in 2013.

He was always a gentleman.

He had great morals, integrity, honesty, and a wonderful warm heart. He was a Boyscout and believed strongly in their code:

A boy scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

He once saved someone from a burning apartment. Roswell fire Department was trying to put out a fire and Dorsey scaled a ladder to help someone down to safety. He was always doing things for others and always wanting to help someone out.

He was a Proud Republican and loved his country.

He was a God fearing man with the utmost respect for human life.

For the last 4 years Dorsey

Spent his days enjoying the company of his girlfriend Miriam Hall.

She made him very happy and they made a lot of good memories together.

When Dorsey was young, he was asked if he wanted to attend a Georgia Tech Football game by a family friend. He did, and you could say, the rest is history.

There, that day, was born the Worlds Biggest, most dedicated Georgia Tech Fan In History!!!

Dorsey spent the rest of his life, living for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He helped start the North Metro Georgia Tech Club, he helped develop Yellow Jacket Alley. He was the owner of the Georgia Tech Buzz Mobile which was famous in it’s own right. He loaded up the Buzz Mobile with lots of family and friends. They traveled the US, attending Georgia Tech games, near and far. Dorsey was the life of the party. He was responsible, along with his close friends, for one of the most famous tailgating scenes.

When game day arrived, Dorsey Watson and the Georgia Tech Buss Mobile tailgate party was the place to be. It was there where life long bonds were made between friends and families.

All sharing a common thread... Love for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

For Dorsey’s last walk, he will be escorted by some of his dearest friends and family,

Mike Watson, Andy Bardar, Emmett Watson, Kale Watson, George Veogtlin, Ted Poolos, Tommy Brown, Sonny Chaffin, Len Phillipps, Paul Lee, Mike Sorrels, Danny Elliott, Drew Hern, Greg Johnson, Bob White, Paul Lee, Gene Murphy, Mike Sorrels, and Bob Sloan.

Dorsey’s viewing and memorial service will be held at

Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Rd. Roswell, Ga 30075

Wednesday, November 20th.

5pm-7pm Visitation & Viewing

7pm Funeral Service

He will be laid to rest on..

Thursday November 21st.

We will meet at Roswell Funeral Home at 10:00am to follow the hearse down to Georgia Tech and give Dorsey one last trip down Yellow Jacket Alley.

Then proceed to Dublin Memorial Gardens :

2986 US-80 Dublin, 31021

Graveside service will be held at 2:00pm

Services

  • Visitation mercredi, 20 novembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service mercredi, 20 novembre , 2019
  • Graveside Service jeudi, 21 novembre , 2019

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