George Calvin Watson, Sr., age 84, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Oak Grove Healthcare Center.
George was born Wednesday, January 20, 1937 in Rutherford County, to the late John Watson and Aileen Copeland Watson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on one of the warship destroyers. He worked as a mechanic for the most part of his life. George owned and operated “Shade Tree Garage”. Later, he worked at Torrington before retiring.
George liked to tinker with various things. He was a long time member of Grays Creek Baptist Church. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and brother, who loved his family and loved taking care of them. George was a caregiver to his brother, Bill for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Howard Watson, and a granddaughter, Miranda Watson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his companion for over twenty years, Opal Thompson; children, Calvin Watson (Polly), Charles Anthony “Tony” Watson (Patricia), Maria Radford (Greg), Carmen Garren; brothers, Bill Watson, Frank Watson (Pat); three grandchildren, Megan Rollins (Chris), Ryan Talley (Amanda), Lucas Watson; two great grandchildren, Kaden Talley and Rhett Rollins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Kistlers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.