Coworkers say Watson died when he ran back into the collapsed building to try and rescue someone else. Neither made it out.
Friends and family said Monday that Watson - a husband and father of three teenagers - was a dedicated, selfless, and loving man who loved his family and his church, who worked hard, and who always put other people first.
"That's exactly what he would do - putting someone else first - doing sacrifices," said friend Keely Prince.
"He's my hero, you know, because that was the type of person - he'd go out of his way to try to help people," said uncle Ernest Watson.