Allen John Watson Sr.

February 3, 1928 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 94)


Our loved one has transformed from this earth to another place far better than this one in which the
designer and builder is God. On Monday morning, May 16, 2022, the one we loved and adored stepped into the threshold we call death. However, death to Christians is not the end but only the beginning of an entire new chapter in which we will be in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Mr. Allen John Watson, Sr. was born February 3, 1928, to the late John and Julia Watson. During World War II, he temporary left high school to join the Navy to serve his country. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he completed his high school education. During the fall of 1949 he attended Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and graduated in the spring of 1953 with a B.S. Degree in Physical Education. Allen began his teaching career in Berkeley County, South Carolina at the Berkeley Training School (segregated) in Monks Corner, South Carolina. After segregation, Allen started teaching at Berkeley High School. While teaching Physical Education, Allen began coaching football and soon became the head coach of the junior varsity football team. During his time at Berkeley High School, Allen also coached men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and refereed. Allen was joined in Holy Matrimony with Ms. Ella Belle Dennis on December 29, 1953. Together they shared a life full of love and happiness. Their union was blessed with four wonderful children. Allen was a kind spirited man who would go out of his way to help you especially when it came to his football players. Many of the players did not have transportation, but Allen would pile them up in his little Volkswagen or Datsun to make sure they got home safely. He did this type of service for many years for his players. For more than thirty years Allen attended Westley United Methodist Church. Allen was an active member of the church and loved his fellow church members. He was a member of the Trustee Board, Finance Comm.(Treasurer) for 14yrs, Golden Band, United Methodist Men and supported many ministries of the church.  He leaves to cherish fond memories of his children; Juliette (Lucious J) Tucker, Allen J. Watson, Jr., James Watson and Reginald “Reggie” (Denise) Watson; ten grandchildren, Chadwick Watson, Ryan Watson, Jamey Watson, Courtney (Andre) Kennedy, Patrice Tucker, and Andrea (Terrell) Young, Allen (AJ) Watson III, Reginald Watson Jr., Nicolas Watson and Caitlyn Watson; five great grandchildren, Chad Collin Watson, Bryce Carter Watson, Skylar Allison Watson, Jordan Watson, Sabria Jackson and Julian Young; siblings, Harvey Watson of New York; four siblings who preceded him in death, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. “You have fought a good fight, You kept the faith, You finished the course.”

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May 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Albert A. Glover Funeral Home
113 Bryan St
Summerville, SC 29483

Graveside Service
May 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Hill-crest Cemetery
47298 Cemetery Road
Summervile, SC 29483

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