Rick Watson, 69, handed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his residence in Empire.
Watson was a veteran, serving within the Military, an achieved singer/songwriter, an creator, a columnist, a newspaper reporter and a retired govt from BellSouth/AT&T. He was finest generally known as a loving husband, brother and uncle.
Watson “lived the dream.”
He was preceded in demise by his mother and father, Jr. Watson and Elwanda, and brothers, Darrin and Neil Watson.
Rick leaves behind his spouse, Jilda, of 46 years; sisters, Mary Lois Capps and Christie Watson Reed (James); brothers-in-law, Ricky Phillips (Debbie), Lynn Harding (Gwyn), and Glen Harding (Shelia); sisters-in-law, Pat Greathouse, Laura Nell Howard (Woodie) and Edith Harding; together with a ton of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great–nephews, and much too many pals to rely.
In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Watson’s first concern was to maintain his spouse protected due to a number of well being points, because of that truth, the funeral will probably be a personal ceremony for household solely Monday, July 20, 2020, at 2 p.m. at New Horizon in Dora.
In lieu of flowers, the household asks pals and family members to donate to scholarship funds on your native excessive colleges, to packages that feed and assist the needy and to organizations that assist these in restoration. Watson would encourage all to be of service to your area people.
Watson by no means wished anyone “strolling sluggish and singing unhappy songs” about him, so the household is planning down the highway to have a BIG celebration. At a later date, we may have that celebration for all his loving pals.
The household asks all to honor Watson’s reminiscence in these easy methods: be type, reside the dream and help your native newspapers, colleges, group and one another.
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Dwelling, Dora; 205-648-2323
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