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Snow's Memorial Chapel

746 Cherry Street, Macon, GA

OBITUARY

Walter Colquitt Watson III

March 18, 1929June 8, 2019

Walter C. Watson, III, 90, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Walter was a quiet man who took his life responsibilities very seriously. Of most importance to Walter was his family. He and Doe were happily married for 62 years. Walter and Doe reared two fine, loving, intelligent, and respectful daughters, Betty-Ware and Millie. Betty-Ware and Walter shared a special bond and closeness, and Betty-Ware preceded her father in death. We all rejoice that they have now been reunited.

Also a priority in Walter’s life was his faith in Jesus Christ and his church. Walter was a life-long member of Bass United Methodist Church where he served as Steward for over 50 years.

Walter was very unselfish with his spare time. For many years, he was the videographer at the Tattnall Square Academy football games along with his close friend, Bob Terrell. During basketball season, Walter was the scorekeeper and announcer for the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams. Walter was once named volunteer of the year at Tattnall Square Academy and was inducted in the Tattnall Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Walter was born in Macon the son of the late Daisy Merritt Watson and Walter Colquitt Watson, Jr. He was a graduate of Lanier Senior High School and Mercer University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Walter is survived by his wife, Delores B. “Doe” Brown Watson; daughter, Millie Watson Jones; sons-in-law, Stephen Jones and Charles Wray; grandchildren, Walt Wray, Carter Wray, Merritt Jones, and Holland Jones; sister, Betty (Joe) Alexander; brother, Bob (Wally) Watson; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, June 13, 2029 at Martha Bowman United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 2:00. Burial will be private. The Rev. Dr. David Seyle and Revs. Fran and Mark Magoni will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 500 Bass Road, Macon 31210 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter is survived by his wife, Delores B. “Doe” Brown Watson; daughter, Millie Watson Jones; sons-in-law, Stephen Jones and Charles Wray; grandchildren, Walt Wray, Carter Wray, Merritt Jones, and Holland Jones; sister, Betty (Joe) Alexander; brother, Bob (Wally) Watson; and many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Martha Bowman United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 13, 2019

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James Anderson

June 28, 2019

I worked with Walter for 6 years at Peeler Hardware. 1960 / 1966.

Doe, I am sorrowed to learn about Walter's passing. A friend of mine sent me an email about his death today.

All my love!

Jimmy Anderson

Charlene Churchwell

June 13, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you today, Doe and family. I am so sorry that work prevents me from being at the service. I have such fond memories of your family at Bass Church, and I’ve always felt that we as children there grew up with lots of parents to guide us. Thank you for showing your love. I send my love to you today.

James Hays

June 10, 2019

My “ band of brothers “ is getting very small. The construction industry will miss your contributions.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Walter C. Watson, III, 90, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Walter was a quiet man who took his life responsibilities very seriously. Of most importance to Walter was his family. He and Doe were happily married for 62 years. Walter and Doe reared two fine, loving, intelligent, and respectful daughters, Betty-Ware and Millie. Betty-Ware and Walter shared a special bond and closeness, and Betty-Ware preceded her father in death. We all rejoice that they have now been reunited.

Also a priority in Walter’s life was his faith in Jesus Christ and his church. Walter was a life-long member of Bass United Methodist Church where he served as Steward for over 50 years.

Walter was very unselfish with his spare time. For many years, he was the videographer at the Tattnall Square Academy football games along with his close friend, Bob Terrell. During basketball season, Walter was the scorekeeper and announcer for the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams. Walter was once named volunteer of the year at Tattnall Square Academy and was inducted in the Tattnall Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Walter was born in Macon the son of the late Daisy Merritt Watson and Walter Colquitt Watson, Jr. He was a graduate of Lanier Senior High School and Mercer University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Walter is survived by his wife, Delores B. “Doe” Brown Watson; daughter, Millie Watson Jones; sons-in-law, Stephen Jones and Charles Wray; grandchildren, Walt Wray, Carter Wray, Merritt Jones, and Holland Jones; sister, Betty (Joe) Alexander; brother, Bob (Wally) Watson; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday at Martha Bowman United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 2:00. Burial will be private. The Rev. Dr. David Seyle and Revs. Fran and Mark Magoni will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 500 Bass Road, Macon 31210 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.