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“The staff at Landers Insurance Agency sends our thoughts and prayers to your family. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Singleton - Columbia, TN

“I enjoyed working with Larry many years. Always a good friend to me, he will be surely missed. Prayers for all the family. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Dale Adams - Columbia, TN

“Debbie, i am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Larry could always make me smile on my worst day. He was a hard worker...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ginger Staggs - Coworker

“Debbie I am so so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. He was a great man. He always was there if you needed an ear. love you...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Diawn Rigdon - Coworker

“Debbie you are in my prayers donna randolph ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: clay and donna randolph - TN

“Sorry for the loss. Larry and I worked together for many years. RIP my friend. *The Soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears* ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Inabnitt - Coworker

“Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Larry was a good man . . . ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Judy and Keith Taylor - TN

“Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family for the days ahead. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Linley - Coworker

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. He was a friend and good worker. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time. ...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Phil Kincaid - chapel hill, TN

“Dear Debbie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. He was such a nice man. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Connie Pettit - Family Friend

“Debbie-Melanie- Jason I'm so sorry to hear this ... we will continue praying for you and your family .. God Bless ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Dennise Buffington - Charlotte, MI

“So sorry for your loss ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Hazlett - LEWISBURG, TN

“Mr.Larry was a nice man to work with and talk to.He will be missed.My prayers are with Debbie and their family. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kaye Morrow - Pulaski, TN

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS... ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: sandra DAVIS - MT.PLEAANT, TN

“Paul, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.Beverly and Mark Werda ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Beverly and Mark Werda - Columbia, TN

“So sadden to hear of (Uncle) Larry's passing. Loved him was fun working with him for many years. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Page - Lewisburg, TN

“Always like talking to Larry and him working with Michaela.Thanks ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Jones - Cornersville, TN


Larry Wayne Watson, 67, retired equipment operator for Teledyne, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his residence on Napier Drive.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joey Skinner and Brother James Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from to 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made to American Lung Association, 1 Vantage Way, Suite C120, Nashville, TN 37228 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Maury County native was the son of the late Malcom Russell Watson and the late Naomi Whittaker Watson. Mr. Watson was a hard worker, enjoyed westerns, loved spending time with family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Lynn "Debbie" Scott Watson of Columbia; son, Paul (April) Watson of Columbia; granddaughters, Kristin Watson and Makenzie Watson both of Columbia; step-son, Joey (Jamie) Skinner of Chapel Hill; step-daughter, Melanie (Jason) Spitzley of Chapel Hill; brother, Doris (Polly) Watson of Columbia; sister, Betty Cox of Mt. Pleasant; grandsons, Bryton Spitzley, Aiden Spitzley, Camden Spitzley, Jordan Voss, Eli Skinner, Jase Manire, Madison Webb all of Chapel Hill; mother-in-law, Ruth Scott of Chapel Hill; sisters-in-law, Shirley Bunting of Michigan; Patty (Buddy) Willis of Belfast; Wanda Scott of Chapel Hill; brother-in-law, Bobby Joe Spires of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Ruth Spires Watson in 2000; four brothers and two sisters.

Active pallbearers will be Eddie Kelley, Buddy Willis, Donnie Spires, Ryan Kelley, Jason Spitzley, Bryton Spitzley, James Ryan Kelley, and Eric Hillard. Honorary pallbearers include his grandsons and employees of Teledyne.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Vanderbilt MICU, Dr. Ivan Robbins, Hospice Compassus, and Aimee Luna.

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