Obituary for Mack A Watson

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Mack A Watson

April 9, 1942 - July 1, 2012

Mack A. Watson, age 70 passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 1, 2012 at his home in Franklin. By his side, was his loving and devoted wife Genie and his family.

He was born April 9, 1942, in Casey County, KY to the late Oral and Elsie (Ashley) Watson. He retired in 2002 as an assembly worker for Sunoco Industries in Edinburgh after 35 years of service.

Mack was a true outdoorsman and was dedicated to helping young children learn how to hunt, fish and enjoy nature. He was a member of the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance, in which he had his own annual hunt for youth named after him, "The Mack Watson Youth Hunt". He also was a member of the Johnson County Houndsman Club. Mack enjoyed fishing, hunting, whittling canes and working in his vegetable garden. He was known by his family and friends as a great story teller and jokester.

Mack is survived by his wife Geneva "Genie" (Smith) Watson; four daughters: Kathy Damianos and Manilla (husband, Larry) Hughes both of Franklin, Holly (husband, Eduardo) Bastida of Franklin & Angela (husband, David) Haywood of Brown County; two sons: James (wife, Suzie) Watson of Nineveh & Steven Dine of Brownsburg. He will be remembered by his six sisters: Myrtle Russell of KY, Maytree Billings of FL, Marie Newton & Frieda Singleton both of Cincinnati, OH, Maye Tridle of Franklin & Susan Godbey of KY; three brothers: Tom Watson of Cincinnati, OH, Ed Watson of Noblesville & Vernie Watson of KY; fiftteen grandchildren: Jeni Guffy, Andy, Heather & Josh Watson, Savanah Necessary, Austin & Levi Doan, Emmalena Bastida, Giana & Leila Damianos, Heather Sewell, Stacie Catterton, Anthony & Daniel Haywood and Devon Dine; six great grandchildren: Jordan, Abigail, Cody, Caleb, Harrison & Aiden.

The Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a funeral service Tuesday at 10:00 am at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center located at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Spearsville Wesleyan church Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mack to the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance, PO Box 93, Batesville, IN 47006-0093

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Watson family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: April 9, 1942
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Condolences for Mack Watson

Connie Ashby posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Mack. I doubt if many men have made such an impact on people as he did. What a legacy he is leaving! I am proud to be a part of his family.


Stan & Paquita Wilson posted on 1/1/00

Jim, Susie and family. We are thinking of all of you. Our hearts go out to you and hope that you find comfort in the loved ones around you and of everyone who have you in their hearts. Stan, Paquita and family.


Jeff Smith posted on 1/1/00

Jim Watson and family, though I am not able to make it to the visitation or funeral, please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. Though I only met him a few years ago he always had a smile on his face and it was obvious that much of his strength in recent years comes from his strong family bonds. He will be missed but will always live in your hearts. May Peace be with you as you mourn the loss of a beloved family member. Lori will be there to see you Jim. Jeff Smith - Lori Dyer-Smith and family


Jon & Missy Kennon posted on 1/1/00

Watson Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We have very found memories of Mack coming to the house and listening to the stories, as well as all his involvment with the hunting club. He loved to hunt and it was nice to hear about his adventures. With Sympathy, The Kennon Family


Jewell Ashley posted on 1/1/00

I didn't know Mack personally but I find him listed in our Ashley family tree. So sorry about the loss of Mack. Mrs. Lawrence Burl Ashley