Billie & Lela Lodena Clark Watson
Billie Watson, b. January 6,1925 in the Pine Orchard Community -- d. October 20, 2006.
Billie joined the US Navy July 5, 1943, entered into active service in
Chattanooga July 12,1943. He was stationed on the AD 16 USS Cascade
Destroyer Tender serving in the Pacific during World War 11 for two
years working as a crane operator. The Cascade was used as a supply
ship serving the battle ships during the war. They mainly traveled to
the Marshall Island, the Carolinas and Okinawa & occasionally
Hawaii. He also served on the USS Tryon & the USS John Land.
He got an Honorable Discharge in Memphis, Tennessee March 11, 1946.
William Houston and Blanche Coffman Watson.
~~~~Grandson of ~~~~
Martin E. & Elmira A. Snow Watson and William Andrew & Sarah Honeycutt Coffman.
Lela Lodena Clark, November 9, 1946
Obituary; The Roane County News, October 23, 2006
MR. BILLIE, age 81 of Oakdale, passed away October 20, 2006 at the Life
Care Center of Morgan. He was ordained as a deacon of Rankins Chapel
Church in 1963.
He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lela Clark Watson;
parents; William Houston and Blanche Coffman Watson; brother, Alvin
Watson and sister, Vannie Underwood.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law David and Gail Watson of
Oakdale; daughters and sons-in-law Brenda and Tommy Clark of Spring
City and Arlene and Gary Smith of Oakdale, Grandchildren; Michelle
Clark of Harriman, Tony and Annette Clark of Soddy Daisy, Felicia and
Bruce Bagwell of Rockwood, Jeremy Smith of the U.S. Air Force and
Serena and Larry Peters of Oakdale. Five great grandchildren; Nikkie
& Cody Clark of Soddy Daisy, Kimberly & Brittany Willis,
Rockwood & Isabella Peters of Oakdale. Sisters; Mona Powell, Irene
Helton, Dot Summers, Gladys Dalton and June Horton; special friend Rita
Summers along with various family and friends.
Pallbearers; Grandsons, Tony Clark & Jeremy Smith; Great-grandson,
Cody Clark; Husbands of granddaughters, Larry Peters & Bruce
Bagwell and Nephew, Lloyd Kivett.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 6 to 8
p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be held
Sunday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Rankins Chapel Baptist Church with
Rev. Kerry Ruppe officiating. Interment will follow in the church