Robert Eric "Tootie" Watson, 67, was born on November 10, 1953 in Gastonia NC and departed this life on February 12, 2021, in Spartanburg, SC with his family by his side. Robert is survived by his parents, Robert and Josie Watson of Spartanburg, SC; two sisters, Robbin W. Nichols of Greensboro, NC and Christal W. Pereira of Greenville, SC; his children, Robert Eric Ford of Gastonia, NC, Erica Wright of Gastonia, NC, Jermaine Alexander of Charlotte, NC and Tenia Watson of Greer, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Robert graduated from Ashbrook High School and continued on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He was a well known insurance agent in the Spartanburg area for many years. He had a larger-than-life personality and touched many by his jokes and bright smile. To have known him was to have loved him. The way he died is like the way he lived; he wrote his own rules, fought authority, and paved his own way. Those who knew him lost a shining light in their lives. With the deepest sorrow, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements are as follows:
Place: Costner Funeral Home Chapel
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1 pm
Burial; Rose Hill Cemetery Gastonia, NC
This announcement is a courtesy of Community Mortuary, 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.
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