Jimmie Russell Watson

Born in Glasgow, KY on March 29, 1942

Departed on November 8, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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SFC Jimmie R. Watson, U.S. Army, Ret.; age 76 of Gallatin passed away November 8, 2018 at his home. Jimmie was born on March 29, 1942 in Glasgow, KY to the late Russell and Allie Watson. Born in Glasgow, and raised in Nashville; Jimmie was a 1960 graduate of Goodlettsville High School; following high school Jimmie joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years; later he joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served for twenty years, retiring at the rank of Sergeant First Class; he served as a Ranger in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, and served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Jimmie, his son, Tim and grandson, Donnie, are 3 generations of Rangers in the 75th Ranger Regiment. All of Jimmie’s sons served their nation in the military. After retirement, Jimmie and his wife, Sharron moved to Gallatin where he went to work at the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, retiring with many years of service. Jimmie was all of these things, but he was also a loving husband and father, and a very proud grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharron Watson; children, Tim Watson (Karen), Melissa Basford (Matt), Jason Watson (Denise), James Watson (Nikki), Travis Watson (Melissa), and Nick Watson (Andrea); 16 grandchildren; and sister, Sandra Vance (Phil). A Life Celebration Service honoring Jimmie will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 12:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Crestview Funeral Home with his nephew, Ronnie Tennant officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of service. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin (615)452-1943 www.crestviewfh.com

7 Comments to Mr. Jimmie Russell Watson

  1. Renee Workings
    November 10, 2018 4:25 pm

    Doc was a great person and coworker! He helped encourage and push me to never give up and not listen to those who try and tell me I would never make it to patrol.He always would present himself as a tough, ornery old bird, but deep down he was the most loving and giving person. He was truly loved and will be dearly missed!

  2. K. Finch
    November 16, 2018 12:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep the family in prayers.

  3. Deborah (Carney) Torian
    November 16, 2018 1:10 pm

    Travis, I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. You and your family are in my prayers. God’s blessings and strength to you all.

  4. Kevin Davis
    November 16, 2018 1:40 pm

    Travis, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. connie turner
    November 16, 2018 2:18 pm

    Travis my prayers are with you and your family. You have my deepest condolences.

  6. Morton K. Williams
    November 16, 2018 3:54 pm

    To the Watson family, sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the Watson family. Morton & Miranda Williams/ VA co-worker

  7. Rachel Willoughby
    November 16, 2018 6:45 pm

    Mr. Watson always showered me and my family with love and kindness. He always encouraged me to stay strong and keep the faith. He is very loved.

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