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Mr. Blaine Watson (Deceased)

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Blane Watson Obituary – Athletic Trainer 1986-91

Blaine Watson
(August 18, 1968 – February 2, 2011)

Blaine Watson, age 42, a native of Franklin and a resident of Houston, Tx, died February 2nd in Houston, Tx at his residence.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb 10th at Jones Funeral Home in Franklin from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, Feb 11th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Franklin, from 10:00 AM until funeral at 1:00PM. Officiating, Rev. Allen Ray Randle.

After a successful grade school career, Blaine graduated from Franklin High School in 1986. Continuing his legacy of scholastic achievement, he atteded the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Now ULL), where he recieved the Kay B. Drake Award as one of the top 10 student athletic trainers in the nation. Blaine cultivated his passion for sports throughtout his cllege career. He granduated from USL with a Bachelor of Arts degreein Urban Planning & Geography in 1991.

Immediately upon graduating from college, Blaine journeyed to Houston to begin his work career. He was employed as a Customer Service Representative for Banker’s United and as Assistant Manger at Altra Rental Car. Blaine then moved up tolead A-Rated Insurance as Vice President ad Manager. He later became eployed with Conn’s Appliance Center,wherehe worked diligently for over ten years in the warehouse facility.

He was employed as a Customer Service Representative for Banker’s United and as Assistant Manger at Alta Rental Car. Blaine then moved up to lead A-Rated Insurance as Vice President Ad Manager. He later became employed with Conn’s Appliance Center, where he worked diligently for over ten years in the warehouse facility. Through Conn’s, Blaine encountered and touched the lives of many customers and colleagues with his nonchalance and easy goin spirit. Blaine was employed with Conn’s until November 2010.

Blaine leaves to cherish his memories; his loving mother, Mollie L. Watson of Franklin; a brother, Lennis E. Watson of Natchitoches, La; his grandmother, Elnora Lightfoot of Franklin; seven aunts, Laura Gibson (Chester), Delores Madison (Henry), Yvonne Francis (Ronald), Dianna Watson and Lucy Watson all of Franklin, Barbara Starland (Kenneth) of Lake Charles, and Carla Drexler (Harold) of Lafayette; three uncles, Rev. Preston Watson (Precious) of Franklin, Walter Lightfoot (Linda) of Lafayette and Louis James Watson (Gracie) of Houston, Tx.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Lenel Watson; paternal grandparents, Oscar Watson, Sr. and Lee Ethel Watson; maternal grandfather, James Lightfoot; aunt, Romona Watson White and uncles, Oscar Watson, Jr. and John W. Flowers.

Click here for the Jones Funeral Home Website page of Blaine’s obituary

Athletic Network Footnote: Appreciation expressed to Mike Dawson for informing the AN of Blaine’s passing.

The AN extends its condolences to Blaine’s family and friends. May the peace of the Lord be with them during this time of sorrow.