Darlington, South Carolina
Gale Tadlock Watson, 47, of Darlington passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 3 PM in the Chapel of Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, with the Reverend Randy James and Mr. John Payne officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Gale was born in Florence, South Carolina. She graduated from St. John's High School in the Class of 1984 and graduated from Francis Marion University. Gale was the owner of Wee Learn Day Care & Preschool. She was the Past Secretary of the Darlington Dixie Youth Baseball Association having served for over ten years.
Gale was a family person. One of her life's joys was spending time with her children and the rest of her family. She and her husband, Chad, was a match made in heaven, some would say. They loved spending time together and spent many Saturdays at Williams-Brice Stadium cheering on her beloved Gamecocks! She was very proud of her children. Hillary, the Nurse, and her husband Brian, and Cody, the rising senior at The University of South Carolina were the lights of her life. They were her proudest accomplishments. Gale was a "Daddy's girl" She loved her Daddy and he loved her. She shared a kinship like no other with her baby sister, Pam. The two of them were inseparable and one of their common bonds was Brian, their baby brother, whom Gale loved dearly. Gale also loved her extended family. Her cousin, Randy Locklair, held a special place in her heart. The two were as close as brother and sister and she loved Randy very much. Gale also had a special fondness for the many children she helped raise at her day care. "Gay Gay", as she was affectingly known to them, will be missed by them all but the lesson she taught them will be forever engrained in their souls.
Surviving are her husband, Chad Watson of Darlington; her children, Cody Watson and Hillary Wallace and husband Brian of Darlington; her father, Dewey W. Tadlock and wife, Candy of Darlington; her brother, Brian Tadlock and wife, Barbara of Darlington; her sister, Pam Sherrill and husband, Tony of Darlington; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles Watson and wife, Elaine of Darlington; her nieces and nephews, Casey Rheuark, Trey Watson, Ramsey Sherrill, Bethany Tadlock, Anna Morgan Tadlock, Graham Watson, Davis Watson, Chase Watson, Caroline Watson, Ali Rose Watson, Tad Tadlock, Leila Azurdia, Savannah Azurdia, Blaze Rheuark, Brandon Watson, and Zack Watson.
Gale was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Locklair Tadlock.
The Watson family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence for their wonderful care given to Gale during her illness.
Memorials may be made to the McLeod Children's Foundation, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551
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