Gary Wayne Watson was born Nov. 18, 1962 in Austin and died unexpectedly on May 7, 2018.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 19 at Jenkins Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St. in Burnet.

Mr. Watson grew up in Austin and was a graduate of Lanier High School. He was employed at TxDOT in Lampasas for the last 10½ years.

He loved the outdoors. Whether he was hunting, fishing, working cattle or operating a bulldozer on his parents’ ranch, he was in his element. He never let a moment go by without finding something to do.

His hobbies included woodworking, cooking and barbecuing. Mr. Watson loved his family, especially spending time fishing and hunting with grandchildren Ashton and Jacob.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Watson; daughter, April Watson Pearcy and husband David; parents, Alton and Shirley Watson; granddaughter, Ashton King; grandson, Jacob Pearcy; brother, Dean Watson and wife Sharon; nephew, Jason Watson; and his mother-in-law, Bernice Huf. Also are two bonus sons and daughtersin-law; two bonus grandsons; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by Vernon and Lula May, and Malcolm and Violet Heine.