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Bernard Ray Watson

December 15, 1945 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 74)


Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Bernard Ray Watson will be held Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2:00PM at the graveside of Centerville Baptist Church Cemetery 1829 Mt. Olive Road, Montrose, Georgia. Brother Ken Brogden will officiate.

Mr. Bernard Ray Watson, known to many as "Ray", of Dublin, transitioned to his eternal home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at Fairview Park Hospital.

Ray enjoyed life to the fullest, he loved softball, but most of all he loved the Sport of Racing. He was known on the track as "007". He won several awards while racing in Daytona, Florida, Phenix City, Alabama and many local tracks. Also, he raced in the Hooters Pro Cup Series. Ray was the Owner/Operator of Central Georgia Machine and the Co-Owner of DMT in Dublin, Georgia. Ray was an awesome man which impacted the lives of many, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and he will be missed tremendously.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Clyde Watson and Mrs. Jeanette Veal Watson; and his sister Rebecca Watson Baggett.

Ray leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 41 years: Mrs. Shirley Watson; children: Tim (Lisa) Watson, Terri (Keith) Sloan, Dale Watson, Greg (Paula) Wyatt, Jennifer (KeiArthur) Whitaker, Leslie (Randall) Atkinson, and Derrick “DJ” Watson; siblings: Runell Watson Woodard and Raymond (Beth) Watson; grandchildren: Hannah Wyatt, Brandon (Nichole) Wyatt, Morgan Watson, Jacob Watson, Cheyenne Clayton, Savannah Clayton, Madison Sloan, Mackenzie Sloan, Malik Riad, Jayden Watson, Deyonta Devoe, and Jameer Mosley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Kevin Baggett, Al Perry, Brain Hester, Kenny Wilcher, Charles Nelson and Greg Glover

The family is asking that all attendees follow CDC Guidelines and practice Social Distancing. Public Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Serenity Funeral Home, Dublin has charge of arrangements.


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October 10, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home
414 Telfair Street
Dublin, GA 31021

Graveside Service
October 11, 2020

2:00 PM
Centerville Baptist Church
1829 Mt. Olive Road
Montrose, GA 31065

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