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Charles Andrew Watson / February 27, 2018

Charles Andrew Watson, age 58, of McKenney and formerly of Keysville died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Watson was born in Lunenburg County on Oct. 21, 1959 to Mary Lucille Watson. He was a graduate of Central High School and a member of Gill Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Watson was a U.S. Army veteran. During his 20 years of service, he served in Operation Desert Storm and received numerous awards and commendations including: eight Army Achievement Medals, three Army Commendation medals, five overseas service ribbons, five Army Good Conduct Ribbons, and a Meritorious Service Medal, a national defense service medal. In 1986, while stationed in Baumholder, Germany, he was selected to become a Mason. He was an active member in lodges in Germany, Washington, and Virginia. Following his military career, he was employed with Sussex II State Prison, and was a valued member of the prison’s Strike Force team.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 31 years, Hazel (DeeDee) Watson of McKenney; one daughter, Charis Squire (Ricky) of Norfolk; three sons, Terrance Jennings of Tacoma, Wash., Christopher Songer of San Antonio, Texas, and Charles Watson II of McKenney; eight grandchildren, Aiyanna De Pena, Ricky Squire III, Kai Bennett, Madison Valente, Ciana Johnson, Chayton Jennings, Tyrik Johnson, and Sasha Johnson; his mother, Mary Lucille Watson of Keysville; four sisters, Mary Haskins, Kathie Mosely, Brenda Haskins (Vincent), and Annie Elam (Clifton); eight brothers and sisters–in-law, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 25, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, with Rev. Isiah Hurt officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in Union Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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