April 25, 2013

Michael Wayne Watson

— Michael Wayne Watson, 58, of Riceville, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at an Athens hospital.

He was employed by Bowater as an electrician for the past 42 years. He was very devoted to his job and his family. For the past two years his world revolved around his precious granddaughter, Nevaeh Xaviea Burnette. He loved reading the Bible and was a Bible scholar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Ovilee Sutton Watson.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Watson of Riceville, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Patricia McCleary Burnette and husband Chris; granddaughter, Nevaeh Xaviea Burnette; aunts, uncles and cousins, Ollie Jean Sprayberry and husband Earl, Sarah Hollena Baggett, Darrell Sprayberry, Bessie Williams, Roy Lee Williams and Ronnie Williams. He is also survived by a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill Bond officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

 We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Watson family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.