John Dwight Watson Sr., 52, born May 4, 1966; passed away at his home surrounded by family on November 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife Denise L. Watson; sonâ€™s John Dwight Watson Jr. and William Marshall Watson; mother Maryalice Sbarbaro Watson; brother Joseph L. Watson Jr.; sisterâ€™s Maryann Johnson and Gina M. Watson-Haley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Joseph Levi Watson Sr.
John served his community proudly as a Sergeant, Deputy Sheriff for the Pasco County Sheriffâ€™s Office. He concluded his career with nine years of service as the School Resource Officer at Hudson High School.
John was an active Master Mason in the Pearl of the West Masonry Lodge. Some of his passions that he was able to pursue and enjoy in retirement included shooting, golfing, fishing, and perhaps most important of all was spending time with his family.
Through his personality and consistent ethical standing, John was able to touch the lives of many from different walks of life and maintained a â€œlarger than lifeâ€ persona.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge #146. Checks can be made payable to â€œPearl of the West Lodgeâ€ and mailed to P.O. Box #971 New Port Richey, FL 34653.