Benny Watson

Heaven’s gates swung open wide on May 23, 2019 and Benny made his way to his eternal home.

Born and raised in Fountain Inn, SC, Benny attended Anderson College, Georgia Southern, and his beloved University of Georgia. If you knew Benny, you knew he was not just a fan, but a fanatic. His other passion was golf. He spent countless hours throughout the years playing and watching golf. He spent 37 years in the insurance business. His last 16 years he enjoyed as an associate at Carolinas Wealth Management Group.

Benny was firmly grounded in his Christian faith. His family and friends were the loves of his life.

He promised his love to his wife, Sherry Ford Watson, at the age of 15 and for the last 22 years of marriage he has reminded her every day of his love. His son Benton Watson was his hero and his greatest source of pride. He always said he hoped that the Lord would let him live to see Benton get married. Benton married Leah Bruchis in August of 2018. Benny loved and admired Cayce Becker Campbell, not as a step-daughter but as his very own. He wept when she asked him to give her away to her husband Josh Campbell. Lily introduced Benny to being a grandparent which has been pure delight. His grandson, Cash, changed the quality of Benny’s life. As Cash said, “He was my best friend.”

Benny loved his life. We are devastated by our loss but we give thanks that he is healthy, happy, safe in the arms of Jesus and saving us a place at the table.

Benny was the son of the late Douglas Benton “Buck” Watson, Sr. and the late Nancy Stewart Watson.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Interment will be in Cannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: The First Tee of The Upstate, 1168 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607 ; or Urban Harvest Ministries, PO Box 70303, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 .

Condolences to the family of Benny Watson

  • Thelma A Ballew.
    5 years ago

    Sherry and family, our love and prayers, as you go through this sad time. You will mourn, but rest assured, we will see him again, when we all get to Heaven. Kirby & Thelma Ballew.

  • Tonya Cook
    5 years ago

    Sherry, Jamie and I want you to know that you and your family are in our every thought and prayer. May God comfort you during this time. Love, Jamie and Tonya Cook

  • Margaret Mattison
    5 years ago

    Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May sweet memories and the truth of knowing you will see each other again help sustain you through this difficult time.

  • Francelle Kellett
    5 years ago

    My condolences
    I grew up next door to Benny he was such a fun kid and grew into such a nice man. My Mom taught him in seventh grade. We had great times growing up in Fountain Inn; Benny will be sorely missed. Much love to all of his loved ones.

  • Ray Brown, former Police Chief Fountain Inn
    5 years ago

    To all the Watson family. Knew Benny, his entire life. Knew all of the Watson and Stewart family as well. Was a swell guy. I know the hurt and the pain , that you are feeling. God’s promise, I will never leave or forsake you, even to the end of time. That can and will be of great comfort in the days ahead. God bless each of you. “Benny, make a tee time for Kirby, and some of your other friends who will be counting on you for that”.

  • Katie Skelton
    5 years ago

    I always thought key daddy was a great judge of character and daddy thought the world of Benny. Please know that you all are in my prayers. Love to you all!

  • Dearest Sherry,
    We are sending our love and prayers for your comfort and peace. We have long admired you and Benny for your devotion to each other, to your family, and to Our Father. You are a good example for all of us.
    We love you!
    Debbie Howard and Marcia (Howard) Bailey

  • Stan Riddle
    5 years ago

    Stan Riddle. To Sherry and family I know this a very hard time just know that we are grieving with you . Benny will truly be missed. Remember when you are missing him that he is with our Lord and happy. Time will help heal the pain and we all are there for you .

  • Debra Bland
    5 years ago

    Growing up in Fountain Inn, I have known Benny and his family my whole life. Benny has always been a great person and will be sorely missed. Benny is Home with the Father now and we will see him again.

  • Debra Bland
    5 years ago

    Growing up in Fountain Inn, I knew Benny and his family my whole life. Benny was a great person and will be sorely missed. He is HOME with the Father now. We will see him again.

  • Mary Dunmoyer
    5 years ago

    My prayers and love to you and your family.

  • Cathy Jacks Landreth
    5 years ago

    Dear Sherry and family, there are no words to express to you how much my heart aches for you. Please know that you all ; especially you, Sherry will be in my prayers in the days ahead. As you know., our Father will never leave you or forsake you. He will strengthen you with His mighty right hand. Your friends, Terry & Cathy Jacks Landreth

  • JoAnn Lail
    5 years ago

    Sherry so sorry for your lost. If we can be of any comfort please let us know.

  • Susie Alexander
    5 years ago

    Sherry and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you take comfort in knowing that you will see Benny again. My prayers are with you all. I pray that our Lord will embrace you with his everlasting arms and you will find solace in your personal relationship with the great I Am.

    Susie Henderson Alexander

  • Kathy Hazel Tate
    5 years ago

    To a special family I offer my prayers and condolences for the loss of such a wonderful man! My heart breaks for you all! I pray you find comfort in knowing that Benny has gone ahead of you and will be waiting for you to arrive. I pray you feel the comfort of the Father’s loving arms. All my love!

  • Patricia Thackston Ganner
    5 years ago

    May the joy that was yours in your love life and companionship with Benny give you comfort and peace as you begin to walk this path in your lives without him

  • Lane Farmer Ayscue
    5 years ago

    Dear Sherry,
    You are so precious! May love and prayers surround you. I am so stunned and sad for you and all the family and friends. May God provide strength and encouragement for each of you.
    Lane (Farmer) Ayscue

  • Caroline Thomas
    5 years ago

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I pray you find comfort in knowing that Benny is with our Lord.

  • Sherry, so sorry to hear this. Will be praying for you.

  • Cheri Dryman
    5 years ago

    Sherry, Cayce and family Keeping you in our prayers. May the good Lord give you peace and comfort. 🙏

  • Randy Grant
    5 years ago

    Sherry, May God comfort you and you’re family in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you.

  • Bud Slaker
    5 years ago

    Sherry, Judy and I send our condolences to you and your family.
    Bud Slaker

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