Jerry Watson

Jerry Watson

Thursday, March 3rd, 1955 - Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Jerry Watson passed away on February 24, 2021, of a heart attack in Ennis, Texas. He was born on March 3, 1955, in Lubbock, Texas, to H. A. “Lonnie” Watson and Joyce Watson. He attended Axtell High School, graduating Salutatorian in 1973. He attended McLennan Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. He also attended National Installment Credit School in Norman, Oklahoma.

After college, he worked at several banks, beginning with the proof department, and working his way up the ladder. He married Sherrie Lyn Sloan in Hewitt on September 8, 1979, and she passed away from Diabetic complications on December 8, 2005. Jerry was a founding member and Executive Board Member of Red Oak ISD Education Foundation. He was also an executive director of Red Oak Chamber of Commerce and Glenn Heights Chamber of Commerce, a Mason, Lions Club member and many other community functions. He was currently Executive VP and CLO of Commercial State Bank of Palmer.

He married Christi Kent, of Ennis, also a widow, on May 19, 2007. Jerry enjoyed being a “weekend warrior” as a handyman, hunter and fisherman. He could fix almost anything, and also enjoyed mentoring young people. Jerry was a fun-loving happy person who spread his joy and never met a stranger.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Sherrie. Jerry is survived by his wife, Christi Kent-Watson, Richard Kent and spouse, Aaron Kokoruz, of Palm Springs, California, Robert Kent and wife, Erin, and grandson Stephen Kent, of Austin, sister, Debra Witt and husband Dennis Witt of Canyon Lake, Texas, nephews, Ricky Witt and spouse, Deserai, Scottie Witt, Jim and Peggy Johnson of Waco, and numerous more cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to Mentors Care Organization of Ferris, or any other Educational Foundation of your choice.

Early visitation will be open from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 26th.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 11:00am
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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  • Interment

    Sunday, February 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Sunday, February 28th, 2021 11:00am
    Riesel Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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tammy stanley

Posted at 03:36pm
It was very sad to hear the news about Jerry. I worked next door to Jerry in Red Oak and he always stayed in contact with us as he referred business to our company. Jerry always had a smile on his face. Never met a stranger. He was so outgoing and enjoyed life. He was willing to help others and give advice. What a true servant of Christ. He will be missed by many. He is now in the arms of Jesus. I am praying for his wife and family and friends.

Sanjeev C

Posted at 01:07pm
We are thinking of you.
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Raymond C Rogowicz

Posted at 06:08pm
Very sad to hear this news about Jerry. He was my personal and corporate banker and helped my kids with lending before they had any credit. He was our go-to as long as I can remember in Ovilla and Red Oak when he was working up here. Jerry was a true Patriot that believed in Capitalism, Freedom, the pursuit of happiness, and he knew what a handshake meant. He was one of a kind, he always made time to talk. You will be missed old friend.

Raymond C. Rogowicz
Ovilla, TX

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Posted at 02:34pm
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