WATSON, EARL FRANKLIN, 82 Silver Springs - Earl Franklin Watson, 82, of Silver Springs, FL, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born in Bristol, Georgia to Jacob and Georgie Lee Watson, and has lived in Ocala since 1993. Earl was a retired USAF Master Sergeant, having served 32 years. Earl is survived by his wife, Shirley Smith Watson of Ocala; daughters, Tonya Pogue (James) of Ocala and Pam Green (Tom) of Jacksonville, FL; granddaughters, Wendi Boyett of Atlanta, GA, Joanna Coston (Blake) of Tampa, FL, Lauren Pogue of Ocala, FL; grandson, Trevor Pogue (Jessica) of Ocala; and great grandchildren, Nicholas and Emerson Boyett of Atlanta, GA, and Drew Coston of Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Franklin and Georgie Lee Watson; and sister, Virginia Dozier. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, April 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Orange Springs. Burial at the Orange Springs Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352)-629-7171. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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