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Billy Ray Watson

December 18, 1939 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 79)

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Obituary

BILLY RAY WATSON,  age 79 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.  He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late Robert Lee and Gladys Marie Raper Watson and preceded in death by Brothers: Jimmy Watson, Larry Watson, and Mike Watson.  He retired from Heil and was a member of First Baptist Church of Riceville. 
Survivors: Wife of 59 years: Frances Morrow Watson of Athens, Tenn., Daughter: Cherie Watson of Cleveland, Tenn., Son: Billy Ray Watson, Jr. of Athens, Tenn., Grandson: Matthew Watson, Two Sisters: Judy Galyon of Athens, Tenn., and Bobbie Lingerfelt of Athens, Tenn., several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Saturday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Interment will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be friends. The family will receive friends from 5-7 Saturday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs/notices/Billy-Watson. Arrangements are by Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 30, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 30, 2019

7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Interment
Sunday
December 1, 2019

2:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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