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Richard Watson

Richard Crawford Watson

Tuesday, September 7th, 1937 - Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard Crawford Watson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Allen, TX, while under hospice care at home. Richard was born on September 7, 1937 in Forreston, TX. Richard attended school and graduated from grade school and high school in Forreston. Richard went on to graduate from University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in business. Richard loved sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football and played baseball and basketball while he attended school at Forreston. He was a referee for basketball, baseball, and softball for many years. In later years, Richard learned to enjoy and appreciate soccer while watching his granddaughters participate in soccer games and he also enjoyed any sport or activity that his granddaughters were involved in. Richard loved following the local high school football teams and was an avid supporter of the Allen Eagle football team where he was a season ticket holder for several years. He worked in the insurance industry for most of his life and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas after a 27 year career. Richard then started a second career as a real estate agent and always enjoyed working with people and helping them find a new home. He was a long time member of First United Methodist church in Plano, TX where he enjoyed volunteering as an usher at the contemporary worship service. Richard was a kind, caring, and loving husband, father, and Papa who will be deeply missed by his family, but leaves behind some wonderful memories that they will cherish forever.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Teresa Hansen Watson; daughter, Rhonda Watson Clifton and husband John; son Rodney Watson and wife Sharon; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Clifton and Caroline Clifton.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard A. Watson and Nell LaReine Watson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to First United Methodist Church of Plano, the American Cancer Society, the Forreston Cemetery Association or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held for Richard at a future date.
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Forreston Cemetery
    Address
    Lumpkins Road
    Forreston, TX
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Bobbi Hatler

Posted at 03:02am
Teresa, I’m so sorry for your loss. You gave everything you had to give. I think there’s no truer commitment to a loved one than to be their caregiver. I only met Richard a few times, but I could see how much he loved you. Now, give him one more thing, and be careful of your health. God will take care of your wonderful husband. Rest and seek solace in your family, friends and God. Contact me as often as you need for anything
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Dave & Nikki

Posted at 05:44pm
we really enjoyed seeing Richard every Sunday and talking about High School Football and other topics. He had a great smile that made you feel welcomed. He will be missed for sure. Our sincere condolences to his family.

Dave & Nikki
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James Strength

Posted at 06:51pm
I went to school with Richard but was 2 years younger than he. I played basketball and baseball with him. We also played baseball on an independant team at Avalon. Had some good times together. He was a good man.
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