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Donald Kay Watson
November 22, 1955 ~ June 26, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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On June 26, 2023 Donald Kay Watson heard Jesus say, "Welcome home, my good and faithful servant. Donald was born on November 22, 1955 in Monticello, Kentucky to Edward and Neva Watson. At a young age, Donald moved to Richmond, Indiana with his father and three of his four sisters. In 1974, Donald met the catch of his life, Tangaylia Kay Watson, and on June 11, 1976 they married and remained so until her death in January 2021. Donald had two sons, Gregory (Tammy) Hall and Michael (Regina) Watson. Donald often would say that Tammy was the daughter he never had. Donald had numerous grandchildren. He was closest to Maleah whom he affectionately called Pebbles. As well as his grandson, Gregory whom he called Skeeter.
Donald was in the National Guard from 1976 until his honorable discharge in 1980. He worked at Dougherty Orchard for nearly 40 years where he was able to do every job at the orchard. His favorite job at the orchard was taking care of all of the animals, even after a bull named Chachi gored him with his horn and nearly took Don's life. Donald loved to fish, golf, and mow the grass. Many who know him are convinced that God has given him a John Deere lawn mower made of gold so he can mow the heavenly hills. He mostly loved spending time with his family. Donald was a member of The Little Red Church in Dublin, Indiana where he never missed a service.
Donald leaves to cherish his memory his sons and their wives, his grandchildren, his sister Brenda, and his mother-in-law, Anna McDaniel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, father-in-law, Robert McDaniel, and three sisters- Linda, Beulah, and Sue.
The family would like to thank the hospice nurses: Rebecca, Brittany, and Amber for taking good care of dad for the last year and a half. He loved the three of you very much.
The family would also like to thank the staff of Reid Hospital 5 East for taking good care of Don as he transitioned out of this life.
Those who knew him mourn in the flesh, but our spirit rejoices in the knowledge that as Christians, we will see him again.
Per the wish of Donald, there will be no services.