Mr. Linwood “Doug” Douglas Watson, 68, passed away January 24, 2023.
Doug was born February 27, 1954, in Durham, NC to the late Linwood Thel “Blue” Watson and Betsy Ann Griffin Watson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Susan “Susie” Joyce Watson.
Mr. Watson is survived by his son, Kevin Watson (Tiffany); daughter, Kelly Watson (Chris); brother, Joe Watson (Sherri) of Durham, NC; 10 grandchildren, Austin Watson, Christian Watson, Kayla Cone, Piper Seale, Colton Watson, Khloe Watson, Xander Watson, Mikayla Thorpe (Dash), McKenzi Pendergrass, and Cameron Newton; 3 step-grandchildren, Logan Roberts, Madison Morath, and Giovanni Costante; 2 great-grandchildren, Jaxxon Thorpe, and Addilyn Thorpe; as well as several nieces and a nephew.
Doug retired as a Mailroom Clerk with IBM and then began working at Duke University’s Mailroom. He was a member of New Horizon Church in Hillsborough. Doug was a kind, gentle man who loved his family and all things racing. He was a racing legend of Tri Co Speedway, Wilson Speedway, and Wake County Speedway. From racing cars to watching his son Kevin race go-karts you could always find him at a track. Doug will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Stem Ruritan Club, 3595 Hwy 75, Stem, NC 27581.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at gofundme.com Doug's Wishes.