Robert Darrell Watwood, age 69, of Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday evening, October 12, 2018, at his residence following an illness.
Born in Arab, Al., to the late Dovard and Elizabeth Nicholson Watwood on November 3, 1948, he was a member of Pentecostal Worship Center and was retired from Georgia Rug Mill dye department.
Mr. Watwood was preceded in death by a half-brother, Miles Bates; a sister, Betty Watwood, and nephews, Dennis, Douglas and John Watwood, and Dewayne Bates.
He was an avid fisherman and and was a strong fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
Surviving are his wife, of 48 years, Marlene Bowling Watwood; brother, W. E. (Jean) Watwood of Gaylesville, Al.; sister, Patricia (R.L.) Steele of Cedarbluff, Al.; special niece, Denise Floyd; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Odis) Grogan, Brenda Martineau, Rebecca (Steve) Dyer, Dorothy (Andy) Hutchins; brother-in-law, Dwight (Wanda) Bowling; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Hutchins and Pastor Charles Izell officiating. Interment will be in Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Odis Grogan, Jackie Watwood, Jeff Holcombe, Tim Abernathy, Dwight Bowling, Bryn Hutchins, Ty Hutchins, and Tommy McRae. Honorary pallbearers are nurses and CAN’s of Tapestry Hospice who cared for Robert.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 12-3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The family requests no food.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Robert Darrell Watwood.