Gary Watson

Obituary of Gary Lee Watson

Gary Lee Watson of Port Charlotte, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 7th, 2021. Gary is survived by his loving wife Louise of 44 years of marriage and his children Sarah, Jason, James, his wife (Jennifer), and his two grandsons Dean and Logan Watson. Born on October 2nd, 1951 in Batesville, Indiana to the parents of John and Esther Watson. Brother to Phillip, his wife (Cecylia) Watson, Patricia and her husband (Bill) Amey. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Alan. An avid outdoorsman and naturalist you would find him spending most of his free time camping, fishing, hunting, shooting, or working on his next motorcycle project or vehicle. Upon graduation he took it upon himself to enlist in the Navy where they decided he would start his training in naval mine warfare, which he spent several years doing so during the Vietnam War. Once out of the Navy he had a few random jobs before he started at Consumers Power where he spent much of his time at the Essexville power plant as a plant supervisor. This is where he met his wife Louise who worked there as well. It was after getting married they decided to start their lives together in Linwood, Michigan on a small farm where they enjoyed their horses and large Newfoundland dogs. After spending most his life in the cold Michigan winters they decided to pack up the family and move to sunny Southwest Florida where he swapped out his snow shovel and boots for a fishing pole and sandals, where he lived a very happy life with his children and grandchildren close by. He was not much on sentiment or religious beliefs but he wanted you all to know that if he owes you a beer and you find him in Heaven, he will gladly allow you to buy him another round and play him in a friendly game of pool. Following his wishes there will not be a service held, but for anyone who wants to send out their well wishes or heartfelt condolences, grab a cold beer or favorite drink, and raise your hand to the sky in his honor. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and will forever be remembered by some. There will be a celebration of life for any that wish to come and will be held at a future date per his last wishes.
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