Frank Watterson

Obituary of Frank (Doc) Watterson

Frank (Doc) Watterson 79, of Kingsport departed this life for a heavenly life on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Frank retired from the military after 28 ½ years. He later retired from AFG Glass Plant after 22 years he also spent 10 years at Wal-Mart before officially retiring in 2018. He had a servant’s heart and enjoyed traveling with the military. Frank will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; John and Margaret Watterson; brothers, John Jr. and Russell Watterson; loving daughter, Denise.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Watterson of the home; son, Phillip (Tosha) of Kingsport; daughter, Stacy of Jacksonville, NC; eight granddaughters; two grandsons; seven; great grandchildren; special friend, Danny Howe who he enjoyed mission trips with; along with a host of family, friends, and his mission buddies. 


The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 3 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at St. Mark United Methodist Church. A celebration of life service will follow with Rev. Billy Pierson and Rev. Rae Mullins officiating. 


A military graveside service will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, February 6, 2023 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/265. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 am.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Patricia Horton for her care and help during Frank’s illness. 



Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport is serving the Watterson family. 

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Receiving of Friends

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023
St. mark United Methodist Church
929 Maple St.
Kingsport , Tennessee, United States

Celebration of Life Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023
St. Mark United Methodist Church
929 Maple Street
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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