ENS Joshua Kaleb Watson

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ENS Joshua Kaleb Watson

Birth
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Death
6 Dec 2019 (aged 23)
Pensacola Beach, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial
Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
Plot
SECTION 2 SITE 1137
Memorial ID
205425104 View Source

Joshua Kaleb Watson was born in Gadsden, Alabama May 22, 1996. He died in Pensacola Florida December 6, 2019 at 23 years old.

Joshua Kaleb grew up an outdoorsman. In 2014 he graduated high school as captain of the EHS Rifle Team and became accepted to the United States Naval Academy. During his time at the academy, Joshua Kaleb became the captain of that rifle team as well. In May of 2019, he received his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to NAS Pensacola in November of 2019.

He is survived by his parents, Benjamin Watson Jr. and Sheila Wilemon Watson, grandparents, Linda Wilemon, Benjamin Watson and Mary Watson, his brother, Adam and his wife, Jennifer, niece and nephew, Elena and Gunner, and his brother, Zack Watson.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Steve Wilemon, who passed in October of last year.

His Memorial will be conducted Saturday, December 21st in the EHS Auditorium from 8:30 to 10:45 A.M., with the service by Chaplin Mike Smith at 11:00.

He is to be buried at Alabama National Cemetery December 22nd at 2:00 P.M. (CST).

[Searcy Funeral Home obit via internet]

Watson served as captain of the USNA Rifle Team. While captain, the Navy team beat Army’s rifle team for the first time in a decade. He had a 4-year average of 580.6 (out of 600 possible) while competing in both smallbore and air rifle. He also competed in the NCAA Rifle Championships.

23-year-old Joshua Watson was one of the victims of the Pensacola Naval Base Shooting. He was shot 5 times and saved countless of lives with his own. He was identified by family members on Facebook. “After being shot multiple times he made it outside and told the first response team where the shooter was and those details were invaluable,” Adam Watson wrote. “He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.”Was shot 5 times by a Saudi national on Naval Base in Pensacola, Florida.

Joshua Kaleb Watson was born in Gadsden, Alabama May 22, 1996. He died in Pensacola Florida December 6, 2019 at 23 years old.

Joshua Kaleb grew up an outdoorsman. In 2014 he graduated high school as captain of the EHS Rifle Team and became accepted to the United States Naval Academy. During his time at the academy, Joshua Kaleb became the captain of that rifle team as well. In May of 2019, he received his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to NAS Pensacola in November of 2019.

He is survived by his parents, Benjamin Watson Jr. and Sheila Wilemon Watson, grandparents, Linda Wilemon, Benjamin Watson and Mary Watson, his brother, Adam and his wife, Jennifer, niece and nephew, Elena and Gunner, and his brother, Zack Watson.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Steve Wilemon, who passed in October of last year.

His Memorial will be conducted Saturday, December 21st in the EHS Auditorium from 8:30 to 10:45 A.M., with the service by Chaplin Mike Smith at 11:00.

He is to be buried at Alabama National Cemetery December 22nd at 2:00 P.M. (CST).

[Searcy Funeral Home obit via internet]

Watson served as captain of the USNA Rifle Team. While captain, the Navy team beat Army’s rifle team for the first time in a decade. He had a 4-year average of 580.6 (out of 600 possible) while competing in both smallbore and air rifle. He also competed in the NCAA Rifle Championships.

23-year-old Joshua Watson was one of the victims of the Pensacola Naval Base Shooting. He was shot 5 times and saved countless of lives with his own. He was identified by family members on Facebook. “After being shot multiple times he made it outside and told the first response team where the shooter was and those details were invaluable,” Adam Watson wrote. “He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled.”Was shot 5 times by a Saudi national on Naval Base in Pensacola, Florida.


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