Jack H. Watson

October 4, 1925–January 26, 2019

Jack Henry Watson, age 92, Joplin, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at National Health Care of Joplin.

Jack was born October 4, 1925 in Joplin, son of the late Thomas Watson and Laura Forkner Watson.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class.  He was a lifelong resident of Joplin, and worked as a truck driver for several companies.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a his wife of 72 years, Delores Ruth Watson, who passed away on June 29, 2016.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Cody, and two sons, David Watson and Steve Watson.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Cash of Joplin; two sons, Denny “Mike” Watson and wife Alberta of Carl Junction, and Rick Watson of Joplin; 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Jay Dick officiating.  Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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