June 12, 2023


Rocky Lane Watson

April 12, 1952 - June 9, 2023

Rocky Lane Watson, age 71 and a resident of the Springhill Community, passed away peacefully at his home Friday June 9, 2023 after a lengthy illness. He was retired after a long career as an off-shore platform director with Island Drilling and he also worked for Placid Oil Company and other companies through the years. Rocky attended Springhill Baptist Church and liked working on antique tractors. He liked watching old Western TV shows and taking care of his animals. Rocky enjoyed hunting, visiting large flea-markets and working in his yard. He loved fishing whenever he could and listening to all types of music, especially the Oldies.

Survived by: Wife of 49 years: Linda Carter Watson of Springhill; Grandson: Wyatt Lane Watson of Picayune, MS; Brother: Rusty Watson of Mt. Hermon; Sister: Suzette Carter of Mt. Hermon; Brother in law: Danny Carter of Springhill; Nieces and Nephews: Stacie and Brandon Starnes, Robin and B.J. Graham, Joseph Carter; Great-nephews: Caiden and Kylan Graham; Also numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family

He was preceded in death by his sons Waylon Watson, Terry Lane Watson, daughter Amanda Kay Watson, parents Doyle Watson and Ora Mae Dillon Watson, brother Randy Watson, sisters Beverly Strahan, Diane Conerly, Jo Ann Gill, father in law and mother in law Robert Carter, Sr. and Elizabeth Carter, sister in law Janet Carter, brother in law Robert Carter, Jr.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday June 14th in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Barber officiating.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of Pulse Home Health and St. Tammany Parish Hospital for their loving support through the years.

Pallbearers: Jason Hymel, Cole Hymel, Daniel Hillburn, Mitch Rester

Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Carter, Stacie Starnes, Micah Barber

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