JOHN OTTO WATSON was born June 29, 1911 and departed this life February 26, 2004 reaching the age of 92. He was born in Slickford, KY, the son of James Watson and Sarah Simpson Watson.
He was united in marriage to Algie Cora Martin and to this union ten children were born.
He is survived by five sons and three daughters: Sevella (Charlie) Upchurch of Fortville, IN, Sylvia (Glen) McFalls of New Castle, IN, John D.Watson (special friend Vicki Davis) of New Castle, IN, Rev. Ellis (Susie) Watson of Somerset, KY, Galen Reed (Donna) Watson of Somerset, KY, Bill (Diane) Watson of Monticello, KY, Jay (Linda) Watson of Monticello, KY, Catha (Goble) Sutton of Monticello, KY.
He is also survived by one brother, Rev. Naymon E. Watson of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Mallie Criswell of Monticello, KY; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Algie Watson on July 21, 1997; an infant son, Ray Ola; son, Phylip R. Watson; his parents, James and Sarah Watson; one grandchild; three brothers and eight sisters.
He retired from Wilkinson School Corporation in 1975 and was a member of the Nazarene Church.
He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, relative and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.