CARLOS DEAN WATSON, 79, of Jasonville, IN went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family at 2:22 P.M. Thursday, January 21, 2021 in his home..

He was born July 19, 1941 in Wayne County, KY to Freeman Watson and Vena (Slagle) Watson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Awona Watson of Jasonville, IN whom he married on November 5, 1961; children, Deana Samm (Joe) of Jasonville, IN, Carlos Dean Watson II (Lora) of Bloomfield, IN, W. Matthew Watson (Marie) of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Justin Matthew Samm (Mary), Kayla Blackmore (Kenley), Elizabeth Drake (Caleb), Rachel Gentry (John), Hannah Watson, Nathan Watson, Abbigail Watson, Wyatt “Tom” Watson, Waylon “Huck” Watson; great-grandchildren, Aliyah, Gabbi, Erin, Rhys, Evalyn, Amelia, Georgia, Daisy; brother in-law, Julian Farley of Waynesville, OH; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Emma Lee Heady, Marguerite Stapleton, Doris Farley; grandson, Jacob Keelan Watson.

Dean started working in tobacco fields and dairy farms at 9 years old. He joined the Army at 17. Dean came to Jasonville and went to work for Evans Heating and Cooling, he also served on the Jasonville Police Force, and had served on the City Council for 4 years. Dean opened his own business Watson Heating, A/C, and Electric which he ran for 41 years. Above all else Dean was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed hunting and had the largest recorded buck in Sullivan County.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Public Visitation is scheduled from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Monday at the Funeral Home. Private Family Funeral Services are 1 P.M. Monday, January 25, 2021 with Pastor Jerry Qualls and his grandson Justin Samm officiating.

Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, IN with Military Graveside Rites.

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