Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Barrow County Emergency Services and the community are mourning the loss of a firefighter/EMT who died from COVID-19.

Tim Watson, 48, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, due to complications from the coronavirus, BCES confirmed in a social media posting. He had been hospitalized for the past few weeks and fighting for his life. 

Watson had been with BCES since 2015 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard. 

"We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers," officials said.

Visitation services for Watson were set for Wednesday evening, Aug. 18, and a funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Winder First Baptist Church with a burial at Rose Hill Cemetery to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Barrow Fire Foundation, 222 Pleasant Hill Church Rd. NE, Winder, GA 30680.

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