Walter “John” Watson, 79, of Highlands, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was the son of the late Walter LeRoy Watson and Mary M. McKinney Watson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Watson.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by three children, Mark Watson of Mount Toxaway, Terry Watson of Highlands, and Joanna Watson of Franklin; three grandchildren, William Watson, Andrew Watson and Heather Watson Felder; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Isabelle Watson, Grady Felder and Greer Felder; and two nephews, David Ginn and Danny Ginn.
The graveside service was 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Highlands Memorial Park. The Rev. Randy Lucas officiated.
The pallbearers included Mark Watson, Terry Watson, Andrew Watson, Rance Jones, Keen Jones and George Schmidt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Highlands Memorial Park or Fidelia Eckerd Nursing Center, P.O. Box 190, Highlands, NC 28741.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.