LEXINGTON, Ky. - Johnie Ray Watson, 65, husband of Susie Watson, passed away Feb. 8, 2013 in his home. He was the son of the late John Martin and Jean Watson of Sandy Hook, KY.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two daughters, Michelle Marra (Michael) and Julie Dyches (Michael); 4 grandchildren that he adored with all his heart, Michael, Megan, Jonathan, and Christopher Marra; siblings, JoAnn Butts (Jeff), Janet Weaver (Albert), Jimmy Watson, and Joy Lynn Wagoner (Homer); and an uncle, Walter Watson (Martha).
Uncle Johnie had numerous nieces and nephews who all knew his love and appreciated his passion for hunting and treating everyone as a person of value. He served in the US Army obtaining the rank of Corporal before he was honorably discharged. He has worked at Brandeis Machinery as a field service heavy equipment mechanic for the past 38 years. His other passion outside of hunting was his love for amateur radio and volunteering his time at various local charity events to assist with communications. NA4J will be missed by many.
Funeral, Wed., 1 PM, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., with burial following at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation, Tues., 5-8 PM and on Wed., at 12:00 pm. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Salvation Army.
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