Berle Jake Watson

berle watson

September 16, 1928 ~ March 19, 2012

Berle Watson, 83, of Flynn passed away Monday, March 19, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, at 11:00 am in the Union Baptist Church. Brother Lee Weiler will officiate. Burial will follow the service at the Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 21, at Cozart Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm.

Berle Watson was born September 16, 1928 to the parents of Jake and Cinda Wyche Watson. Berle was born in Flynn, Texas and lived his whole life in Leon County. He was married to Maurine Winstead Watson. The owner of Watson’s Liquid Feed and Fertilizer Berle enjoyed his work. Berle always loved was to spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by both parents; wife, Maurine Watson; daughter, Barbara Watson; brothers, Kirk and Seth Watson; and a sister, Mable Howard.

Berle Watson is survived by two children a son, Marcus Watson and wife Jackie of Normangee; and a daughter Shirley Dunn and husband Mike of Hilltop Lakes; two grandsons, Mark Newsom and wife Tara, and Michael Newsom; a step-grandson, Gordon Byrd, Jr.; four great grandchildren, Nicholas Newsom, Josie Newsom, Alex Noey, and Micah Newsom; two step-great grandchildren, Kaden Byrd, and Autumn Byrd; special friend, Mary Ann Horton; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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  1. Berle, it was an amazing experience having gotten to know you. Please know that you will be missed and lovingly remember always by us.

  2. Dear Marcus and Shirley,
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your father. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering the pain of this life. I like to envision our loved ones having a wonderful family reunion in heaven. May God’s loving grace be with you during this difficult time.
    Peggy Watson

  3. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will surround you with His love and peace.

    I remember Burle Jake very well from my childhood. (My Daddy was Rich Watson) I also remember Shirley and Marcus but they won’t remember me as they were young then.

    God Bless each one of you.
    Patsy Watson Payne

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