Donald K. Watson, age 77, of Jefferson City, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2020. He was an active member of Manley Baptist Church, a founding member of the Morning Morristown Rotary Club, and was the owner of Morristown Ford for many years.

He was also an active supporter of the Youth Emergency Shelter and Kingswood School, an avid golfer, and was a Healthstar Philanthropic honoree.

His grandchildren were the joy of this life.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Leon and Sadie Watson; his brother, Curtis Watson; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eugene and Jean Smith; and his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Charlene Scarlett, and Faye and Ernest Hickle.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith Watson;

Daughter, Kris Newvine (Scott);

Son, Chris Hickle (Miranda);

Grandchildren, Matthew Newvine, Ava, Ellie and Jake Hickle;

Sister, Rena Manis (Joe);

Brother, David Watson;

Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Teresa and Wesley Giles;

Several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to UT Hospice and the Prayer and Accountability group from Manley Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Manley Baptist Church Building Fund, 3603 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, TN 37814.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Manley Baptist Church. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Dr. Tony Buchanan officiating.

Family and friends gathered at 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside interment service.

In consideration of the health and safety of all those attending the services, Farrar Funeral Home strongly encouraged all CDC guidelines to be followed, including the use of face masks.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN, 865-475-3892.

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