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Niles Anthony “Tony” Watson, 68
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Niles Anthony “Tony” Watson, 68, of McMinnville passed from this life Wednesday, July 29, at his home.

Tony was born Tuesday, July 31, 1951 in Little Rock, Ark., the son of the late Billy Watson and the late Mildred Leslie Watson. He served in the Army in Vietnam.

Tony is survived by his wife Judy Cantrell Watson, two daughters and sons-in-law Lisa Lynch and husband Buddy, Tresa Williamson and husband Jason, son Tim Saylors and wife Christan

eight grandchildren Tabatha, Felisha, Haley, Marcy, Cole, Mary, Dustin, and Jasmine, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers Bob Watson and Jerry Watson, sister Laura Drewery, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sister Kat Kruger.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Ryan Vincion officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Smartt. The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, and again Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 31, 2020