Robert Carlton Watson


Robert Carlton Watson, age 72, of Pumpkin Center, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

He was a member of East Walker Church of Christ. He was retired from Drummond Co. Shoal Creek Mine and was a member of the UMWA.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Ministers Barry Bennett and L.T. Gurganus will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church of Christ Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Mildred Watson.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sandra Skelton Watson; daughters, Hope Cockrell (Steve) and Heather Wilson (Danny); grandchildren, Kala Garner (Joseph), Hannah Wright (Matthew), Micah Wilson, and Sydney Cockrell; sister, Sharon Skelton (Glynn); brother, Jeffrey Watson (Faith); several nieces, nephews, and other family members; and a host of friends.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323