Richard Michael “Mike” Watson passed away Monday, October 29, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. The family suggests casual attire for the service. Burial will be private. Rev. Ricky Niblett will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the funeral home. Mike, the son of the late Robert Syntell Watson and Mary Louise Hamlin Watson was born March 18, 1958, in Forsyth, Georgia. His sister, Elaine Johnston and his nephew, Gene Watson preceded him in death. Mike retired from The Monroe County Road Department as a heavy equipment operator and was a Mason, Lodge # 133, Jeffersonville, Georgia. Survivors include his brother, Buster Watson (Evelyn Ann) of Monroe County; niece, Jennifer Mason (Shannon) of Macon; nephews, Derek Johnston (Brenda) of Monroe County and Jay Watson (Stephanie) of Forsyth; several great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Maynard Baptist Church, Post Office Box 576, Forsyth, GA 31029 or to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.