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Richard Lynn Watson

November 29, 1955 — May 4, 2021

Abingdon, VA – Richard Lynn “Rick” Watson, age 65, passed on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in Bristol Regional Medical Center.  Rick was a former employee of the Town of Abingdon.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Watson and Helen Cullop Gilbert; and sister, Catherine Rogers. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cookie Marlow Watson; children, Kelly Watson of Johnson City, TN and Charlsie Watson-Shaffer of Abingdon, VA; grandson, Cooper Shaffer; special uncle, Eddie Cullop; nephews, Michael Thompson and William Kincer; and special friends, Joe Lester and Warren “Snook” Odum. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Michael Maiden officiating.  Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery.  COVID-19 guidelines are to be observed. 

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The family of Richard Lynn “Rick” Watson is in the care of the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Friday, May 7, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

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