Jo Taylor Watson, 94, of Springfield, passed from this life on Friday October 7, 2022, at TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday October 11th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Caleb Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams with Michael Bilyeu, Austin Bilyeu, Hunter Bilyeu, Jeremy Watson, and Mark McCandless serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center Volunteers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Ms. Jo was born August 27, 1928, in Carrollton, KY to the late Harvey and Pauline Wright Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Springfield. She was a member of the TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center Auxiliary for over 27 years. Ms. Jo was the recent recipient of the National Volunteer of the Year for HCA. She loved working word puzzles and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Watson, Sr., and by six brothers and two sisters.
Ms. Jo is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Claude and Donna Watson, Jr., of Lebanon, Arthur Watson of Greenbrier, and Timmy Watson of Elkton, KY, by her daughter: Paula Watson Bilyeu of Springfield, and by her 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and 5 step grandchildren.