Richard Watson’s Funeral Arrangements, Services Set for Thursday Afternoon

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:44 am
Richard Watson at the MusicFest 'n Sugar Grove - Photo by Lonnie Webster

Richard Watson at the MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove – Photo by Lonnie Webster

By Jesse Wood

Funeral arrangements are now set for Richard Watson, the son and grandson of legendary musicians, Merle Watson, and Doc Watson.

Watson passed away on Monday evening at the age of 48.

Hampton Funeral Service is serving the Watson family. Services will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at the Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap, and the body will lie in state at the church for two hours prior to the services.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., the family will receive friends at the church.

Reverend Rick Cornejo and Pastor Tim Lynch will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Tantem Merle Webb Trust Fund – in care of Bank of America, 1800 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

Tantem Merle Webb is Watson’s only grandchild.

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