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June 8, 1952 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 68)


Mr. Burnis Watson, age 68 passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.  He was born June 8, 1952 in DeFuniak Springs, the son of Burruss and May Evelyn Price Watson.  Those who knew Burnis knew he was an optimist, always finding joy and happiness no matter the circumstance  or situation.     He was born with an adventurous spirit, always finding wonderment and excitement in everyday things.  He loved to travel with his wife, scuba dive, ride motorcycles and crammed living into every moment of his life.  Always the outdoorsman, he fished, hunted, built stuff, repurposed stuff and could and would tackle any project, always throwing his whole self into any job all the while, often commenting that he had a great life and felt fortunate that he had lived in Paradise all of his life.  He possessed a love of God and family and country and his positive attitude and  joyous spirit will be missed by the many family and friends whose lives he touched.   

Among survivors are his wife of 43 years, Carolyn Duke Watson.  His daughter Dusti Watson White and husband Steve.  His grandsons, Ashley Davis IV, Alexander  Davis and  Kyle Alford.  His sister, Kathryn Watson Wyse and husband Bruce; three brothers, Lynn Watson, Earl Watson and wife Dawn and Harold Watson and wife Ann.  His brother-in-law Danny Duke and wife Sue and his sister-in-law Kathy Cordle and husband John.  His mother-in-law Betty Murphy Duke also survives.  

Floral arrangements are being accepted.  A time of visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 5 until 7 in the afternoon in Jerry Evans Chapel.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in Jerry Evans Chapel with Brother Keith Hollingsworth and Reverend David Amason officiating.  Burial will follow in Caney Creek Cemetery with Reverend Betty Murphy Duke officiating.   Friends and family may go on line to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest register at 

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Visitation Service
November 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jerry Evans Funeral Home
668 Walton Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Funeral Service
November 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Jerry Evans Funeral Home
668 Walton Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

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