Eric Garrett Watson

April 12, 1960 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 60)

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April 12, 1960 - September 7, 2020

Eric Garrett Watson was one of five children born to Lela Alston Savage and Benjamin Watson on April 12, 1960 in Durham, NC. He grew up and attended school in Rocky Mount, NC.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: James Watson and Annie Fox. 

Eric was a passionate advocate for employees rights and served multiple terms as President of the Harrisburg, PA Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist and Vice President of American Federal State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1224. He loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Washington Redskins football and LA Lakers basketball teams. Eric loved music and entertaining as a DJ for his friends and family events. 

Eric leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Rosa Watson of Harrisburg, PA; son, Antron D. Watson, daughter-in-law, Meaghan Watson, and grandson, Theodore M. Watson all of Stoneham, MA; brothers, Terry Watson and Larry Watson of NC. Also, a host of close friends and relatives residing throughout NC, MD, Washington, DC, and PA. Eric's bright smile and outgoing personality will be missed by all who knew him.

In leu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Habitat of Humanity or any other charity.

The Watson Family has entrusted arrangements to Cremation Society of Charlotte.

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