Peaceful 06

Rex M. Watson

March 27, 1934 ~ July 16, 2020 (age 86)


Rex M. Watson, 86 of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 16, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Frank and Audrey Tumlin Watson.  He was retired from the City of Gainesville where he worked as a construction supervisor for the Water Department.  Mr. Watson was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Gwen Watson, Gainesville; son, Donnie Watson, Gainesville; grandchildren and spouses, M.J. and Robin Watson, Homer, Ga.; Breanna and Justin Samples; Jennifer and Chris Briscoe; Jessica and Craig Sauls, all of Gainesville;  10 great grandchildren; Christopher, David, Michaylia, Carigan, Colby, Caden, Corbin, Dixie, Case, and Crew. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Watson is preceded in death by his parents, son, Mike Watson and brothers, Frank Watson, Jr., and Max Watson.

Graveside services will be held Monday July 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery.  Rev. Matthew Vandegriff and Rev. Scott Wilson will officiate.  The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing will need to be observed for everyone' s health and safety.

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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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July 20, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Graveside Service
July 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Memorial Park Cemetery
2030 Memorial Park Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504

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