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Bobby Dean Watson

July 29, 1936 ~ September 26, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Mr. Bobby Dean Watson, age 86 of Purlear passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Friendly Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Brett Graham and Rev. Michael Golden officiating.  Burial will be in Yellow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service at Friendly Grove Baptist Church. 

Bob was born July 29, 1936 in Wilkes County to Olin McKinley and Madie Welch Watson.  Bob loved to work and farm, he was an outdoorsman and a sports enthusiast.  He talked to people about history, loved his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a woodworker, a church goer and loved going to gospel singings.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; Ina Pearl Stroud, Gaye Ashley, Joyce Watson and four brothers; Edgar Watson, Ernest Watson, O.M. Watson and Rex Watson. 

He is survived by his wife; Betty Dancy Kennedy Watson of the home, two daughters; Bethany Oller, Sabrina (Terry) Byers all of Purlear, a son; Gregory Robert (Rhonda) Watson of St. Louis, MO, six grandchildren; Zachary (Samatha) Oller, Kassie Oller (Ben) Streeter, Kemper Watson, Banning Watson, Kaden Byers, Kase Byers, two great grandchildren; Garrett Oller and Carter Bell. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Friendly Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 636, Millers Creek, NC 28651 or Brenner Children’s Hospital, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friendly Grove Baptist Church
368 Friendly Grove Church Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 4, 2022

2:00 PM
Friendly Grove Baptist Church
368 Friendly Grove Church Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Interment following service
Tuesday
October 4, 2022

Yellow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
5160 Summit Road
Purlear, NC 28665

Donations

Friendly Grove Baptist Church
PO Box636, Millers Creek NC 28651

Brenner's Childrens Hospital
Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem NC 27157

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