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Gene "Scott" Watson

May 24, 1965 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 56)


Scott Watson passed from us to God on March 10, 2022 at Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio Texas. He was surrounded by his loving family praying and singing his favorite songs. 

Scott is the oldest son of Marion Lee of Kerrville, Texas and of Gene E. Watson of Washington and Florida. He was born on May 24, 1965 in Longview, Washington. Scott joined two sisters, Nanette and Kimberly. Following a younger brother four years later, Greg.

Scott spent his younger years gill netting and fishing Alaska with his father commercially. In 2003, a marriage gave him a beautiful red head baby girl named, Cayleigh Jean Mae Watson. 

On Christmas Day, 16 years ago, Scott, myself & Cayleigh arrived in Boerne Texas to spend Christmas with his sister, Nanette and her two boys, Austin and Jordan. During that visit, Scott grew fond of Texas and it’s people so much we never left. In the following years, he was joined by his sister Kimberly and brother Greg. 

Through the years after being a commercial fisherman, he started driving log trucks, local trucks and long hauled trucks. But after moving to Texas, he became disabled due to circulation issues in his legs causing him to  only drive when he was physically able to.

In July 2012, he met the love of his life, Lyn Moore. I remember him telling me “Mom, she is 6’ tall”. He loved it. In  2015, they purchased a house next to her parents, Ed & Lori Moore. Within a couple years, his sister Kim and myself moved into a house across the road from them. He also gained a daughter of Lyn's, Paige and son in Law, Arlo of Lyle, Texas. 

Scott belonged to many volunteer groups and fire departments through the years. But Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department was his home. He had love and respect for the men and woman of the department he would call his family. Since being a member of Turtle Creek VFD, he was the Lieutenant of Tender 307. That truck was his pride and joy. In 2021, Scott was promoted to be Lieutenant of Tender 310. He liked 310 but it wasn’t the same as when he drove 307. Also in 2021 he was promoted to Assistant Chief. When he was voted into this position by his voting members, he felt overwhelmed with love and respect.

In December 2018, Scott was diagnosed with Mantel Cell Lymphoma. He received care and treatment through Texas Oncology. He went through strong chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant for several months. In July 2019, Scott was told he was in remission. Through the years, he had to go through a maintenance chemotherapy treatment every 7 weeks. On January 21, 2022, Scott had his usual maintenance chemotherapy. This was two weeks following his daughter and wife testing positive for covid. Four days following his maintenance chemotherapy, he tested positive for covid. He fought hard to survive covid, he was in and out of the hospital for 7 weeks, but  March 10, 2022 surrounded by his family praying and singing his favorite songs, he joined his Lord in heaven. 

Scott preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd & Linda Watson and Teresa Mae Hickman. All of Washington. As well as his grandfather, Clyde Praytor of Bakersfield California.

Scott is survived by his mother, Marion Lee, his father Gene E. Watson and his wife Angela Watson, his wife Lyn Moore, his daughter, Cayleigh Watson, stepdaughter Paige Silva, son in law Arlo Swanson, his sister Nanette Caran, brother in law Robert Caran, sister Kimberly Watson, sister Virginia Hertz, brother Greg Watson,  nephews Austin Jensen, Jordan Jensen and Christopher Avalon ,  and many great nephews.

There will be a funeral procession led by fire engines going from Wright’s Funeral Parlor to Turtle Creek Community Church, the family asks anyone who would like to participate in the procession be at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. March 19, 2022.


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Funeral Service
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Turtle Creek Community Church
130 Molina
Kerrville, TX 78028

Interment following funeral service
March 19, 2022

Turtle Creek Community Cemetery
Upper Turtle Creek Road
Kerrville, TX 78028

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