OBITUARY: Emmet James Watson


Emmet Watson passed away on November 20, 2021 at age 76 from complications of a fall and Alzheimer’s.

Emmet James Watson was born in Flint MI to Marcella Armstrong and Hubert Watson graduated from Durand Area High School and Flint Community College. He was a mechanic all his life and a member of the United States Air Force from 1966-1970 serving tours of duty in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand as a crew chief on fighter jets. Emmet was a private pilot and held certifications as an A&P Mechanic and AI. He raced small hydroplanes as a member of the American Powerboats Association. He was an avid deer hunter, loved to golf, travel, and showing his 1956 Ford F100 at antique car shows. He never came home without a trophy. He retired from Volunteer State Maintenance Dept in 2010.

Emmet is preceded in death by parents Marcella and Hubert Watson, sister Margaret Chapman, and nephew James Rathbun.

Emmet is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa Williams Watson, son Cameron Watson, sister Angela Williams, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

No public services are scheduled. Please make Memorial Donations to Alive Hospice Murfreesboro and/or New Leash on Life of Lebanon.

Theresa would like to thank the hospice staff for the wonderful care Emmet received in his final days. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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