Jack Watson, age 72, of Clever passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 20, 1948 in Springfield to Charles and Ruth (Jackson) Watson. Jack married the love of his life Emma Rogers January 8, 1966, celebrating 55 years of marriage.
Jack worked for Associated Grocers in Springfield for 30 Years. After he retired, he worked for Wickman's Gardens for 20 years. He made many new friends and loved his job.
Jack enjoyed playing softball and played on many teams. He was a great pitcher. He also coached softball teams for his children and others while they were growing up. Jack enjoyed farming, brush hogging and raising and riding horses. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Jack and Emma have attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield for 32 years
Survivors include his wife Emma; his adult children Rhonda Hannah and husband Brad of Clever, Christy Winslow and husband Joel of Highlandville; grandchildren Ashley Hannah and Allison Hannah, Meagan Brooks and husband Conner and Tyler Winslow; great-grandchildren Lawson, Eliza and Piper Brooks; and his best friend, his dog Chrissy.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Frazier Cemetery, Boaz.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.