OBITUARY

Jack Leroy Watson

March 23, 1938September 6, 2019
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Jack Leroy Watson was born March 23, 1938 in Dallas to J.L. and Myrtle Watson and left this earthly home surround by family on September 6, 2019 in Forney. He was a Lieutenant with Dallas County Sherriff’s Department for over 38 years. Jack served the county with pride and dedication even after he retired. He was married to his adoring wife, Nancy for 63 years and the couple had four beautiful children together. He attended Metropolitan Bible church for over 50 years as dutiful parishioner, and filling several roles while there. The last 15 years he has attended First Baptist Church of Forney with the same devotion for the Lord, he enjoyed helping the church out in several different capacities. In staying true to giving back to his community, Jack enjoyed spending time at Hidden Acres Retreat Center even serving on their Board. He was a stand up individual, caring, and his calm demeanor were some of the traits that will be missed so much by so many. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Myrtle Watson. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Watson; children, Darrell Watson and wife Paula, Kenneth Watson and wife Regina, Larry Watson, Kimberly Herndon and husband Roy, and not to be forgotten their daughter by choice Kathy Jenkins and husband David; eight grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; brother, Jerry Watson and wife Lisa; along with nieces and nephews, and an abundance of extended family members.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Memories

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Tammy Bailey

September 12, 2019

I remember attending the 50th wedding anniversary for Jack and Nancy - what a party that was!!! The love between them is admirable and something rare to see these days. All of my love to the family, Nancy you are a true treasure and loved by so many. May your angel wipe the tears of your grief, and provide you all peace and comfort in the days to come. Many thoughts of love and prayers for all of you.
Tammy Bailey,
Daughter of Angela Carney Fade - lifetime family friend to the Watson family.

David (Kirk) Kuykendall

September 11, 2019

I knew Jack for 40+ years. He was a man who exemplified honesty, integrity and Christian values. He never wavered from his values even through the toughest times in his professional and personal life. I was honored to call him a friend and I look forward to seeing him again in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
God Bless Jack,
Kirk

Becky Rigsby

September 9, 2019

Nancy, Kimberly and family - I am so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Thinking of you all with fond memories. May God's comfort and peace ease your sorrow at this time.

Love to all,
Becky Rigsby

Bob Allwardt

September 9, 2019

Jack,
I remember your calming voice on the radio when I was just a rookie deputy. Jack thank you for being there and keeping us safe. Rest easy we will all see you again one day.

Thank you
Bob Allwardt #133

Linda Kellum Morris

September 9, 2019

Nancy and family, I’m praying for you all for your comfort in this time of sorrow. Jack will be sorely missed but we know he’s with our Lord, rejoicing at the Throne. I have so many fond memories through the years. Your husband/dad was a great role model and witness to all who met him. He certainly made an impact in our lives. I send my love and affection to you all.

Kathryn Murphy

September 9, 2019

To the family of Jack Watson, better known to me as Lt. Watson. My heart, prayers and condolences go out to you all. My name is Kathryn Murphy( I am a Deputy with DSO). I had the pleasure of knowing Lt. Watson while he worked here @ the Dallas County Sheriff Dept. Anytime you would see him he always had that mystical smile on his face, and his kindness and gentle spirit stood out amount among many...I could see the love of God in him through his demeanor. I am saddened to know such a great man of God has left this world, but I know without a doubt we will see him again! May God give you all the comfort of the Holy Spirit and God's enduring love and peace through this time of your loss..God bless you all🙏😢💗

Ruth Ashlock

September 8, 2019

Nancy and family, I know your hearts are hurting at this time. I know you are thankful for the Godly life that was Jack. He has run his race, now he is with our Lord Jesus. As you know, this is not goodbye, just a see you later. Steve and I send our love and continued prayers.

Darrell Watson

September 8, 2019

Lord; I give thanks. To be your child, most of all. To be born into this family, God, I give thanks. To have your servant as my Dad I give thanks. In knowing how he lived by example, with quiet compassion and enduring love, I can only say Praise God. It kept us grounded. So many lives impacted in so many ways, for your Glory. That’s how he lived his life. Thanks for letting me experience that on this earth Lord.

Dad; You’ve been the good and faithful servant. You will remain in our hearts forevermore. Until we meet again, Darrell ❤️

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