Eric Jermaine Watson was born on January 4, 1972, to Aaron Carter and Mary Watson in Des Moines, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Roosevelt High School. Following his primary education, Eric continued his studies at DMACC focusing on a degree in business.
In 1997, Eric and Tineka Greenfield were united in marriage in Des Moines, Iowa. And to that union, they were blessed with four children; Kalil, Kamaury, Teonno and Zarae Watson.
Eric was an employee of the United Parcel Service as well as Mercy Medical center as a valet parking attendant. Eric also dabbled in entrepreneurship as a vending machine owner and operator.
In his free time, Eric enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and refurbishing old-school cars. Eric was crowned the “BBQ King” by his family, and excelled at cooking chicken and steaks. He also loved to spend time with his family and singing.
Eric is preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Watson; grandmother, Elizabeth Watson; aunts, Corine Jeter and Sarah Watson; cousin, Archie Ballentine Jr.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tineka Watson; children, Kalil, Kamaury, Teonno and Zarae Watson; granddaughter, Kamauri; mother, Mary Watson; sister, Charice Baggett; brothers-in-law, Romeoek Harrington, Dominic Harrington, Jeremiah Harrington and Dee Marco Harrington; god-children, Tajon Robinson, Alayah Bolden, Dae’Vion McMillian, Zaiden Hampton and TeRrie Hampton as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.