1952 Rick 2020

Rick Watson

April 23, 1952 — December 7, 2020

Richard Glenn “Rick” Watson, 68, of Garner, died Monday, December 7, 2020.

Graveside service, Friday, 1:00 PM, at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson.

Rick was preceded by his parents, Glenn and Doris Bass Watson.

He was a businessman, family man, protector and leader. He was an entrepreneur and worked with his father and mother in family businesses; Seashore Sports, GWS INC. and Watson Development Group.  He was the president and CEO of the Northeast Partnership for over ten years.  As president and CEO Rick lead the Northeast as a champion in business development and helped rural Eastern North Carolina.  Rick put his family first and took care of his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Womble; son, Jason Watson of Topsail Island; daughter, Beth Simmons and husband, Ken, of Huntersville; grandsons, Noah Tucker Simmons and Cannon Glenn Watson; former wife, Beth Horne Watson of Richlands.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, December 11, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Evergreen Memorial Park

2800 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27896

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