Steven “Ernie” Watson, Sr. age 58, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016, at his home in Stearns, Kentucky.
He was born on July 6, 1958, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Elmon and Ninnie Watson. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: Roger Watson, Kelly Watson and Bobby Glenn Watson.
Surviving family include his wife Lois (Cox) Watson, whom he married September 3, 1977, of Stearns, three sons: Steven Ernie Watson, Jr. (wife Vanessa) of Pine Knot, Billy Joe “B.J.” Watson (wife Amanda) of Whitley City, and Jonathan Kelly Watson of Stearns, Kentucky, three grandchildren: Kaylee Watson, Jordan Watson and Maleah Watson, two sisters: Shirley Jean Leslie of Foley, Alabama and Alice Upchurch (husband Allan) of Revelo, Kentucky, and four brothers: Eddie Watson of Whitley City, Jimmy Watson of Muncie, Indiana, Troy Watson of Stearns and Billy Watson.
Ernie was a truck driver and member of the Ross Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed building old cars, fishing and walking his dog.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Brown officiating. Special music was by Israel Clark, Jeff and Ashley Brown, Rick Taylor, Donia Dick and Donna Vanover. Burial was at the Angel Cemetery at Stearns. Serving as pall bearers were: Steve Watson, Jr., Bill Watson, John Watson, Phillip Smith, Kelly Watson and Troy Watson.