William Brandon Watson

Published 9:33 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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William Brandon Watson, a resident of Headland, died Monday evening, February 17, 2020. He was 39.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020, in the Providence Cemetery (Glenwood, Alabama) with Dr. Cecil M. Sanders Jr. officiating. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ABA Therapy and Consulting Services, c/o Kara Etheredge, 200 Grove Park Lane, Suite 110, Dothan, AL 36305.

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Brandon Watson was born and reared in Troy, where he lived most of his lifetime before moving to Headland in 2014. He was a 1998 graduate of Charles Henderson High School in Troy and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Troy University. In earlier years, Brandon served his country in Iraq while serving in the Alabama Army National Guard. He was a Technical Sergeant and the Unit Safety Non-Commissioned Officer for the 280th Special Operations Communication Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard Unit in Dothan. Brandon was currently employed by M-1 Support Services at Fort Rucker as the Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager and was formerly employed by Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker as Safety Officer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Headland. Brandon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin “Fats” Davis, Isom and Daisy Watson, and a nephew, Barrett Mobley.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Paige Mobley Watson; a daughter, Hadley Watson; a son, Hayes Watson; his mother, Mona Davis Watson, Panama City Beach, Florida; his father, Wallace E. Watson, Troy; a sister, Lené Watson Ricks (Greg), Troy; two brothers, Kevin Watson (Wendy), Troy, and Brett Watson, Panama City Beach; his maternal grandmother, Ann Davis, Luverne; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Perry and Charlotte Mobley, Shorterville; a brother-in-law, Perry Mobley (Jennifer), Headland; several nieces and nephews.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Harlan Mobley, Russell Johnson, Bryant Smith, Fox Williford, Todd Kreis, John Reeves and Scott Maddox.