IN THE CARE OF

×

East Funeral Home

OBITUARY

Carter Watson

July 26, 1999February 8, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Carter Watson, known to his family as Carter Bear, 21, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 8, 2021 at his home. Carter was born July 26, 1999 in Texarkana, TX.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Wafford.

Carter graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2018. He loved the outdoors, animals and spent much of his time with a fishing pole in his hand. His quick wit and one liners often had his family in tears from laughter. Carter loved deeply and made it a point to share that with his friends and family. On his arm he wore the Watson motto (courtesy of Lilo and Stitch), “Ohana”. “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

Survivors include his parents, Shaun and Tiffannee Watson of Texarkana, TX; brothers, Colton Watson and his wife, Katlyne of Hallsville, TX and Caleb Watson and his fiancé, Isabella Carini of Texarkana, TX; nephews, Clayton Watson and Atlas Watson; niece, Cheyanne Watson; paternal grandparents, Roger and Sue Watson and Dave Wafford; maternal grandparents, James Hollingshead and Joyce Vaughn; aunts and spouses, Kim Wall and Scott, Terri Peace and Jeff, Lindsey Eaves and Angie and Holly Watson; uncle and spouse, Bobby Watson and Kyla; cousins, Aaron Wall, Micah Wall, Olivia Wall, Tyler Peace and wife, Jenna, Dylan Peace, Landry Kate Peace, Claire Longing, Cate Longing, Mason Watson, Madeline Watson, Patrick Gaither and Jacob Gather. Forever friend Nick Gavriel.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Oasis Community Church in Central Mall with Rev. Tim Montgomery officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Memorials can be made in Carter's honor to www.tilvalhallaproject.com.

Memorial service will be lived streamed at www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.

Condolences may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

Memories

Carter Watson

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Ann Tilghman

February 23, 2021

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Watson Family. May the love of family and friends help carry you through your grief. Grief can be so hard, but your special memory helps you cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and forever. We don't know what to say. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but God does and will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. So, lets search the Bible for a thought that will help give your family the hope and comfort that they need. One reads like this. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

Eric Wafford

February 11, 2021

Thanksgiving 2019, when we got the Watson’s and Wafford’s together.

Donna Stroope

February 11, 2021

Tiffanee, my heart breaks for you and your family. Sending up prayers daily.

DaeShun Cullins

February 11, 2021

I can remember and will always hold dear to my heart our conversations at work. We would talk for hours about everything. We shared lots of laughter, love, and sometimes even pain. Honestly you were a little brother in mind, and you always gave great advice and kept it all the way real 💯!! I will always cherish the memories I have of you forever more. My prayers go out to your family because I know how much you loved them. 🕊Rest easy Lil Bro and fly high 🕊

Christi Sellers

February 11, 2021

My deepest condolences. Prayers are with you and the family in this most difficult time. I could not even imagine the pain , my heart aches for you. I pray for peace and comfort that only God can give .

Debbie Cole

February 10, 2021

I babysat Carter when he was a small child and he had such an authentic innocence and gigantic heart. He was blessed to have such a special family who assisted him in making many amazing memories. I pray those special memories will be a source of peace to all who knew and loved him. To Carter’s family-please know you are in my constant thoughts and prayers.

Much love,
Ms. Debbie

Isaac Rodriguez

February 10, 2021

Ever since I moved to Texarkana in high school me and Carter quickly hit it off, and ever since have been close friends. Carter was always someone who had a good heart and was loyal to his friends. One of the funniest and goofiest people I’ve had the blessing of meeting in my life. Carter always had me laughing about something we would be talking about, or in class in high school I would just look at him and we would start laughing. From me and Carter getting into a fender bender with each other in the high school parking lot and laughing about it, to the nights I’ve spent over at his house. Carter most definitely touched my life, and I’m happy I was able to call him a friend.

Katie Beeson

February 10, 2021

I enjoyed seeing your smiling face when I came into work at Cornerstone. Thanks for being a good friend. RIP.

Britt Gavriel

February 10, 2021

Words cannot express how much your life meant to our family. You were like another son to us. No one could know you and not know your huge heart for your family and love for animals. I think of your gentle spirit and your sweet laugh. I think of you chasing escaping corn snake babies, and talking like a baby to a "rescued alligator" that ended up in your friend's (not revealing names) room! I think of you making plans to introduce a new baby goat to your parents and feeding baby ducks that you brought home. I was so lucky to be able to share your sweet spirit with our residents at Cornerstone and oh how they fell in love with you immediately. You made an impression everywhere you went, and God blessed all who knew you by allowing us all to love you back. We will not be the same but we can ask that God give us a piece of your kind and gentle spirit to carry with us now. Thank you for that gift sweet boy. I love you

Daphne Helms

February 10, 2021

With special thought of sympathy and a sincere heartfelt prayer that God may bless your family with His peace and keep you in His care. Sending love and comforting hugs...I am so sorry for your loss of your son. Love, Daphne

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Carter Watson, known to his family as Carter Bear, 21, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 8, 2021 at his home. Carter was born July 26, 1999 in Texarkana, TX.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Wafford.

Carter graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2018. He loved the outdoors, animals and spent much of his time with a fishing pole in his hand. His quick wit and one liners often had his family in tears from laughter. Carter loved deeply and made it a point to share that with his friends and family. On his arm he wore the Watson motto (courtesy of Lilo and Stitch), “Ohana”.
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

Survivors include his parents, Shaun and Tiffannee Watson of Texarkana, TX; brothers, Colton Watson and his wife, Katlyne of Hallsville, TX and Caleb Watson and his fiancé, Isabella Carini of Texarkana, TX; nephews, Clayton Watson and Atlas Watson; niece, Cheyanne Watson; paternal grandparents, Roger and Sue Watson and Dave Wafford; maternal grandparents, James Hollingshead and Joyce Vaughn; aunts and spouses, Kim Wall and Scott, Terri Peace and Jeff, Lindsey Eaves and Angie and Holly Watson; uncle and spouse, Bobby Watson and Kyla; cousins, Aaron Wall, Micah Wall, Olivia Wall, Tyler Peace and wife, Jenna, Dylan Peace, Landry Kate Peace, Claire Longing, Cate Longing, Mason Watson, Madeline Watson, Patrick Gaither and Jacob Gather. Forever friend Nick Gavriel.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Oasis Community Church in Central Mall with Rev. Tim Montgomery officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Memorials can be made in Carter's honor to www.tilvalhallaproject.com.

Memorial service will be lived streamed at www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.

Condolences may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.