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John Robert Watson Jr, age 87 of Hermitage, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011 at McKendree Village Healthcare Center. He was a native of Centralia, IL and lived in Davidson County for over forty-three years. He was a Mason, Shriner and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. The family would like to thank the staff at McKendree Village Healthcare Center and also Alive Hospice.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John R Watson Sr and Mada S Bundy Watson; step-daughter, Teresa A Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Watson of Hermitage; two daughters, Linda Stratton of Illinois, Deborah Tennington of Morristown, TN; two step-daughters, Kathy A Wright of Illinois and Gloria (Bill) Young of Lascassas, TN; also survived by six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services for John will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Jennings & Ayers with Dr. Lenny Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Jennings & Ayers, 820 S Church St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. (615) 893-2422 Please make condolences to www.jenningsandayers.com

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