Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, was born in Gadsden May 22, 1996. He died in Pensacola, Fla. Dec. 6, 2019.
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.
Visitation will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 21 in the EHS Performing Arts Center from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by the memorial service by Chaplain Mike Smith at 11 a.m.
He is to be buried at Alabama National Cemetery Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers anyone wanting to donate is encouraged to give to the Joshua Kaleb Charity Fund on the Go Fund Me website at https://bit.ly/2Ete3cg
Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory, 1301 Neal Metcalf Rd., Hwy. 167 N., Enterprise, AL 36330, (334) 393-2273