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Franklin Roosevelt "Doodle Bug" Watson

Mr. Franklin Roosevelt “Doodle Bug” Watson, age 86, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia M. Watson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, surrounded by his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Franklin D. (Cecelia) Watson; daughters, Marlys Yvonne (David) Lenhart, Vickie Lynn (Ron) Van Vactor; Beverly Gayle (Mike) Rapp; Rebecca “Becky” Louell (Dan) Chavous; sister, Bessie Smith; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tylon and Rachel Carney Watson; son, Jeffery Watson; and eight siblings.

Mr. Watson was a lifetime member of the Local Pipefitters Union and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He will be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched in the 86 years that God granted him on earth. We know that now, he is in the presence of the Lord.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, 2019 at Cedar Creek Church Banks Mill, Building 4 at 3pm with the Rev. Danny Wilson and Rev. Mike Rapp officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Graniteville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, May 14th, 2019 from 6-8pm at Napier Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be: Jason Lenhart, Daniel Chavous, Richard Stripling, Trent Temples, Craig Hill and Brad Landrum.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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My thoughts arewith you and your family Miss Pat.

Cindy Bergaus May 15 2019 12:00 AM

What a great man, always had words of encouragement and grace. So proud to call him friend and follower of Christ!

Steven Watson May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Say hello to Mama and Daddy
I have many wonderful childhood memories growing up with you and your Family . Condolences to everyone!!
Love to you all!!

Sherry Garner May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Sherry Garner May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Gary Watson May 13 2019 12:00 AM

You are deeply missed and loved by so many
We will see you again someday

Hart May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Becky, we are so very sorry for your loss. Loved welcoming your Dad on the Sunday's we serve. Losing a parent is so hard. You and I have lost one with a few days of each other. Please know we are praying for you and we send (((((hugs))))) and much love your way.

Deborah and Larry Thorne May 13 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to the family yall are in my prayers he was a great man to everyone he know love yall Ashley Garnett

Ashley May 13 2019 12:00 AM

To Becky and your family , just wanted to extend my condolences to each of you . Working with Becky for so long it seemed like I got to know and even see you guys grow up as a family through pictures and telling me things about each of you . I learned that you all were a close knit family who loved God . Each night I pray for families who have lost loved ones or pets. Now those prayers will include your family as well . You know he will give you comfort and peace .

Jack Herrington Jr. May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Farewell good Uncle, I'll never forget you trying to get me to help dig the out house at your camp site in Jersey, "I have plenty of woods here, what would I want to go there for." Much admiration for you.

Gary Watson May 13 2019 12:00 AM