Ernest Kirk Watson

January 26, 1946April 21, 2019

Ernest George “Kirk” Watson died on Sunday April 21st, 2019 after battling multiple illnesses for years.

He was happily divorced and preceded in death by his son William “Anthony” Watson, who tragically died in 2003. He leaves behind his eldest brother Lascelles “Tony” Watson and his sisters Allison Watson and Blondell Gollaub. He had a host of nephews and nieces who loved him dearly.

Kirk was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica where he was an avid student and sports fan. He was lover of music and very much in love with his Jamaican origins and culture. Kirk was a graduate of Jamaica College and later attended the University of the West Indies. After school, Kirk worked at Kaiser Aluminum Company. In 1977 Kirk left Jamaica and joined the rest of his family in Louisville, Kentucky.

While in Louisville, he had various jobs. He spent the remainder of his career at Black and Decker. Kirk was a wonderful gardener and a lover of plants. Also he was a lover of animals including cats and his beloved schnauzers. On most days, you could find him outside tending to his garden with his dog by his side. He continued his love of sports and was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. Kirk was a global citizen and was very interested in politics. He had many interesting theories on how the world operated. Being around Kirk, meant that you would be exposed to an abundance of knowledge, debates and colorful jokes. It goes without saying that he will be dearly missed by all that were fortunate enough to be close to him.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 11, 2019


Ernest Kirk Watson

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Rodney Foster Sr.

May 2, 2019

Dear Uncle Kirk,

I know we only knew each other for a short time but the time we did spent was priceless. My fondest memory was when I would pick you up to drive you to our family gatherings at your brother’s home. Your knowledge and experience is very valuable to me and I will treasure the times we spent with each other.

Canille Watson-Foster

May 2, 2019

Uncle Kirk I am so sorry I can not be there to let you know how much I cherished and loved you. I loved your kindness, wittiness, care-free, easy going personality. You were always chilled. I will always remember and cherish the memory of you dancing in the living room while listening to reggae music. Thank you for always showing me kindness. I will forever love and cherish your memory.