John Craig Watson

Published 7:49 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010

John Craig Watson, 82, of 117 S. Fifth St., Suffolk, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of North Carolina and the son of the late Grover and Lula Watson. He was also predeceased by his wife, Bessie Watson; his stepmother, Elizabeth Watson; two sisters, Elsie Porter and Rosa Lee Bryant.

John Craig Watson

He attended East Suffolk High School. He retired as a first class machinist from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after 44 years. He attended Tabernacle Christian Church as a young man.

He leaves to cherish his memory: one sister, Dorothy Worrell, of Philadelphia, Pa.; one brother, Willie B. Watson, of Suffolk; a devoted friend, Dorothy White; 10 nieces, six nephews, a host of great-great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and friends.


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A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 in the chapel of

Crocker Funeral Home. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 117 S. Fifth St., Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at