MARION — Mr. Raymond Carter Watson, 81, of Marion, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion. Mr. Watson was a member of Faith Apostolic Church in Princeton, the National Rifle Association, the United Auto Workers, and served in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen (Williams) Watson; three children, Carla Wiggins and her husband Rick of Salem, Stan Watson and his wife Angie of Union City, Tenn., and Jeff Watson of Martin, Tenn.; one sister, Helen Watson and her husband Lynvil of Evansville, Ind., and Paul Watson and his wife Earlean of Atlanta, and three grandchildren, Joshua and Victoria Wiggins and Lily Watson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Truman Watson, and his parents, Roy and Vivian Sunderland Watson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial will follow in Tyners Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences and memorial contributions may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.