Thomas John Watson


Thomas John Watson, 80, of Anderson, passed away on June 10, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1938, in Anderson, to John Thomas and Marie (Lakey) Watson.
Tom retired from Anderson Community School Corp. as a carpenter after 37 years of service.
He was a member of Bethany Christian Church and the Anderson Auxiliary Police. He enjoyed camping.
He is survived by his wife, Terry (Albaugh) Watson of Anderson; several nieces and nephews; good friends, Bill Denny, Gary Gore; and two special young girls, Caitlyn and Emma Clarkstone.
Tom was preceded in death by several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, with Bob Bell officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Church, 1920 N. Rangeline Road, Anderson, IN 46012.
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Judy Waymire
Jun 19, 2019
Living in FL just saw this posting. Worked for ACS @ MHHS. So sorry for your loss. Tom was a dedicated employee and a good man.
Kim Harbour Epps
Jun 13, 2019
Tom you were such a special man I remember you from school and being friends with our dad and looking after our mother when he passed earlier this year Thank you
Janet Kim Damone and Tiffany Harbour
You well be missed
fred m taylor
Jun 12, 2019
It is difficult to remember my teen years without Tom being a part of them. Rest in peace my old friend.
Barbara Johnson Joy
Jun 12, 2019
He was a good man and teacher. Prayers for his family
Larry Hill
Jun 12, 2019
Many summers ago I was hired by ACS to paint classrooms. The school where we were painting was Shadeland Elementary. Tom Watson was the first person I met when I walked in the building. There was an instant connection between Tom and myself. Many years had passed and I reconnected with Tom at Bethany Christian Church. He and his wife Terry passed out bulletins there. Tom would always greet me with a smile and a hug. I will miss those hugs on Sunday. RIP my friend. You will be missed!
Roseanne DeWitt
Jun 12, 2019
Thanks for all the beautiful and wonderful camping memories ....forever in my heart!
Roseanne DeWitt
Jun 12, 2019
Thanks for all the beautiful and wonderful camping memories ....forever in my heart!
Richard and Joyce Unger Hixson
Jun 12, 2019
Terry Watson is a first cousin of mine (Joyce Unger Hixson). I love her dearly. Tom was a very kind and gentle man. So glad that the 2 of them found each other and were able to be together as husband and wife for more than 50 years.
Tim Elliott
Jun 12, 2019
I worked with Tom at Vanderbur Shell at 8th and Milton for a few years. I bought his black 1963 Chevy Supersport from him in the late 60’s. He was as good a person as there is. Lost contact with him but never forgot him. RIP Tom, a life well lived.
Mia Chamberlain
Jun 11, 2019
I remember Tom from Shadeland Elementary School back in the 70’s, Tom was a great person with a big heart. Tom, you will truly be miss, sending prayers to the family as well.
Kim Faulds Porter
Jun 11, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. Lived him deeply. Terri, I’m sorry I won’t be able to come home for funeral but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you

Byvonda Hendrix
Jun 11, 2019
I remember Mr. Watson but I always called him Tom I been knowing him since I was a lil girl from seeing him in several schools I attended or jus seeing him at the cross walk or jus waving to him when I pass him in the mornings while taking my grand kids to school he will be definitely miss because everyone knew him he wasn't a stranger to no one😥
R.I.H. Tom
Richard Hiles
Jun 11, 2019
Great man with a heart for Jesus Christ and others!!!