Sam Ray Watson 86, widower of Rita Watson and a long Time resident of the Wrightsboro Community passed away Saturday June 18, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Sam was born in Sampson county September 23, 1929 the son of the late Thomas E. and Etta Lee Woodard Watson. Sam served his country faithfully in the United States Army, and was also preceded in death by brothers Jack, Revere and Milton Watson.
Surviving are a daughter Sandra W. Tucker and husband Michael of Wilmington, and Mary Etta Watson of Stuart, FL; granddaughters Ashley Siddons and husband Josh of Castle Hayne; and Christina Perez and husband Johnathon of Stuart, FL, great-grandson Connor Siddons, Also surviving are brother Glenn Watson, of Wilmington and sisters Marie Merritt and husband Pit of Currie, and Mary Hall of Magnolina.
Sam was a faithful member and Trustee of Apostolic Tabernacle Church where funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday June 24, 2016. The Reverend L.E. Logue will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. He will receive Full Military honors at the graveside.
The family will see friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the church.
The family would like memorials be directed to Apostolic Tabernacle Church building fund 712 Wellington Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28401. Phone (910) 763-3762
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099