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Jody Blaine Watson

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Jody Blaine Watson passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was 50.


Jody was born October 15, 1968, in Red River County, Texas to Jay B. Watson and Christine Watson Seggerman.  He married Jeannie Huls on February 17, 1990.  They just celebrated 29 years together.  Jody graduated from Winston High School in Irving, Texas then received a degree in Auto-Body Repair from Texarkana, Texas.  He took pride in his work life, first at Red River Army Depot and then in several of his own businesses.  Jody was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Avery Missionary Baptist Church.  He was volunteer Firefighter for Avery Volunteer Fire Department, where he founded the First Responders program for the town.  He was active in the Red River County Republican Party.  Jody was a mentor to many and enjoyed sharing knowledge.  Jody and Jeannie enjoyed camping and traveling, especially a cruise with friends.  In his spare time, he loved beekeeping and sharing the honey.  He made a garden each year of which he shared the produce with friends and family.  He learned to love woodworking, using skills that long-time friend, Vernon, shared with him and Jacob.  He also loved deer season.  His greatest joy was the gathering of friends and family anytime we could celebrate!


He was preceded in death by his father, Jay B. Watson in 1978.  


He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannie Watson of Annona, Texas; his mother, Christine Seggerman of Trinity, Texas; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jacob B. Watson of Annona, Texas and Gregory and Elizabeth Caplan of Pueblo, Colorado; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Brenda Skipper of Avery, Texas and Lisa and Danny Sturdivant of De Kalb, Texas; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Larry and JoAnn Watson of Trinity, Texas and Greg and Penny Seggerman of Avery, Texas; two grandchildren, Spencer Elizabeth Sims and Bentlee Rose Caplan; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. 

Services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas with Eugene Adams officiating.  Interment will follow at Avery Cemetery in Avery, Texas.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


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