Jack Watson

Jack L. Watson of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Born June 5, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., he graduated from Duke University and proudly served as a Naval submarine lieutenant commander during World War II. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jane Whalin Watson, with whom he took great pleasure in their family and friends. They were longtime members of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and an elder, and after a career in real estate appraisal, he pursued interests in gardening and woodworking. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him for his enduring humor. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Oakes and son-in-law, Tuffy Oakes, of Hixson; his son, Fred Watson and daughter-in-law, Geda Watson, of Signal Mountain; grandsons, Andy, Will, and Lucas Oakes and granddaughter, Sara Watson. Other family include his late brother, John Watson and sister-in-law Libba Watson, of Southern Pines, N.C.; sister-in-law, Ruth Cook, of Greensboro, N.C., Jordan Dulin and the late Frances Dulin, of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces, nephews. Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Marr Chapel with Dr. William E. Dudley and the Rev. Margaret Ferguson officiating, with a family visitation to follow. Interment will be private for the family at Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, TN 37377. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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