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“I miss you more with everyday my sweet Forrest. Not one moment goes by that I don't think of you. It's hard to think past the pain at times, I just...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Julie Watson

“I miss you so... ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Ron Watson - Hague, VA - Dad

“My dearest Forrest, my heart aches for you. I miss you so much. Will this pain ever ease? In the quiet of the night I pray to dream of you, just to...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Ron Watson - Hague, VA - Dad

“My dear, dear Forrest, Forrester, For, Forehead, Gump, Of all the names you were known by, my favorite is the one you gave yourself: Forrest the...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl - mom

“Forrest, There is not a single memory of college with out you in it. You were a big pain in the butt sometimes but I loved you all the same. Our...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Jeremiah Malmberg

“Forrest..you will always be remembered and never forgotten. Words are not available to decribe the sorrow we have for you and your families that you...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Chuck and Theresa Coulter - VA

“My precious nephew, I cannot describe the pain of our loss. My tears continue to flow though I know you rest easy in the arms of our loving God. You...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Judi Watson Payne - Hague, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Watson family during this time of terrible grief and loss. May God bless Forrest and may he rest in eternal...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Stan Rodia - Arlington, VA

“Forrest, Although I met you only once, I am a friend of your father. Ron was as proud of you as a father could possibly be, with good cause. My...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Earl Walts - Alexandria, VA

“I was saddened to hear about Forrest; my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I met Forrest during my time at USM and have many...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Ashley - Friend

“Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel in our hearts tonight. Forrest you came into our lives unexpectedly but oh what joy you brought into our...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Robert and Minnie Vincent - MS

“Forrest,the room lit up before you even entered.You left a glare even after you left.Shine on. Love & Condolences,Ron,Cheryl & Family ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Jones - Alexandria, VA

“Forrest,the room lit up before you even entered.You left a glare even after you left.Shine on. Love & Condolences,Ron,Cheryl & Family Bob & Carol...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Jones - Alexandria, VA

“We not only lost a Co-worker but a friend. My heart is heavy for the family. Forrest was a great man and father. We used to always share father son...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Chris Thomas - Columbia, SC

“Our family had the pleasure of sharing one Thanksgiving with Forrest while he and our son were at USM. He was such a delightful young man, and we...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Pamela VanDerHorst - New Orleans, LA

“We love you and will miss you ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Brooke - stafford, VA - cousin

“Forrest you will be missed but we know you are in a better place and will be watching down over us. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Wyndy Kenny - manassas, VA

“My deepest Sympathy for the Watson family. I know how much Forrest will be missed. He was a great person. May he Rest in Peace. Ron & Cheryl I will...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda Madigan - Alexandria, VA

“With our deepest sympathy and love during this difficult difficult time. May God Bless each and every family member as you continue to raise one...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Julia Cherry - Virginia Beach, VA

“I was deeply saddened to hear about Forrest. Its been many a moon since I've seen him. I will always remember him jolly and smiling, he had a...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Christina Prahl - Alexandria, VA

“Please accept my sincere condolences. Forrest came to AT&T with hopes and dreams for his future. He was a bright and caring man who embraced...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Lori Cullum - Columbia, SC

“Whenever I look back and reflect on my time at Southern Miss, my freshman year in particular, I will think of Forrest. Some of my most precious and...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Nikki Shelton - Senoia, GA

“Cheryl and Ron, sincere condolences for you and your Families. You are all in our prayers at this sad time. ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie York-Foster - Alexandria, VA

“I met Forest when my husband & I would stay with the Smith's in Warrenton, which was often. The last time I saw Forest I could not get over how he...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Mimi Johnson - Whitmire, SC

“Cheryl and Ron, My deepest condolences to you both and your family. May God be with you all during this time. Dorothy ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Dorothy Harris-Terrell - VA

“Forrest, my precious son. You always made me proud. I could not have asked for a better son and friend. You always brought a special light to my...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Ronald Watson - Hague, VA - Dad

“Forrest, my baby Brother, my life long best friend. I will struggle with the loss of you everyday. I will miss you with everything I have for the...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Julie Watson - Arlington, VA

“I love you Brother. I know you left your body and your soul is still alive. I will carry my memories of you always. Untill we meet again. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: John W. Collins - Alexandria, VA

“My love for you runs so deep. All of my memories of you make me smile. I ache knowing I'll never get a hug from you again. I feel blessed that you...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Ashby - Alexandria, VA

“Forrest, It's heard to think that you are now gone, yet you will never be forgotten. May your spirit, soul, passion for life and memory live...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Shannon Payne - Alexandria, VA

“We do not know you or your family but we do understand the pain your family is going through. We wish to offer our prayers and thoughts to each and...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: The Hammers - pelion, SC - none

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends deepest sympathy to the Watson family. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Kristin Jewell - Columbia, SC


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Forrest Alan Watson

Columbia – A visitation for Forrest Alan Watson, 26, will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29223. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Virginia.

Mr. Watson died on Monday, February 4, 2013. Forrest's first and most important love was being a dad. He was a nationally ranked AT&T Top Regional Salesman for SC, NC and GA. He was a diehard Redskins fan, enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Forrest was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he was a member and pledge class President of Alpha Tau Omega.

Surviving is his beloved son, Adler Watson and his mother, Heather Morris of Columbia; his father and step-mother Ron and Cheryl Watson of Hague, VA; sister, Julie Watson of Arlington, VA; brother, Ronnie Watson and wife Berin of Columbia; step-sister, Ashby Collins and step-brother, John Collins of Alexandria, VA; step-grandfather, Dick Purdy; nieces and nephews, Bailey, Ever, Logan, Alex, Jacob and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Riddle Watson; grandmother, Viola Purdy and grandfather, Joe Watson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the fund for his son Adler Watson at First Citizens Bank, 2760 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229. Please make checks payable to: Forrest Watson Fund. Memorials may be made at any First Citizens branch or may be mailed to the branch above. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.