Watson, Roy Cecil "Tiny" (Cleveland)

Friday, September 11, 2020
Roy Cecil (Tiny) Watson, 80, entered into his Heavenly home September 10, 2020. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked at Magic Chef (Whirlpool), retired as a Bradley County school bus driver and a driver for the Ladies of Lee at Lee University, and his hobby was being a farmer a cabinet maker and doing woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R. B. Watson and Rosa Mae Carden Watson; a brother, Glen Watson; and a son, Jeff Watson.

He is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Alene Fisher Watson; daughter, Dottie (Tim) Sneed; son, Chris (Shelley) Watson; granddaughters, Rachel (David) Kohn, Emily Anderson, Leeann Parris, Ashley Watson and Laney Watson; grandson, Logan Watson; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Reba Gentry and Jane (Donald) Seaborn; brothers, Raymond (Judy) Watson and Randy (Darlene) Watson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Randy Bass; sister-in-law, Carolyn Watson; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews; and a church family in which he loved and served as a deacon for 53 years.

The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home. A celebration of his life service will take place on Saturday evening following the visitation time at 7 p.m., with the Reverend Collin Cook and the Reverend James Vaughn officiating.

The interment and committal service will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Share a memory of Cecil and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

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