Mrs. Jill Evylin Watson, 76, of Smithville, passed away Wednesday, March 29 at the Webb House in Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, Middle TN Iris Association and the DeKalb Co. Community Choir.
She was born on March 30, 1946 to her parents, Ralph and Ruby Eley Snell who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Jewel Kendrick and 2 brothers-in-law, Ronald Kendrick and Jerry Brown.
Visitation with the Watson family will be on Saturday from 4 until 8 pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and on Sunday from noon until the service time at 2 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Bro. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Russell Watson of Smithville; daughter, Kelly (Andrew) Evans of Crockett Mills; sons, Kurt (Emily) Watson of Lascassas, Kyle (Jennifer) Watson of Columbia and Craig (Abigail) Watson of McMinnville; grandchildren, Robyn, Kate, Joy and Claire Evans, Lillian and Everett Watson and Britton and Ruby Watson; sisters, Joy Brown of Ala., Joan (Bob) Dixon of Ind., Jan (Jim) Brantly of Ind., Jerrilyn (Richard) Kelley of Ala., brothers, Tom (Jincy) Snell of Texas, Ken (Susan) Snell of Ga., David (Jane) Snell of Ripley and Jonathan (Lea) Snell of Ala. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to flowers the family has requested that donations please be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Work Camp.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 31, 2023