Obituary Listings

Marvin Ray Watson
There are condolences waiting approval on Marvin's Tribute wall
Obituary for Marvin Ray Watson


Marvin Ray Watson, 83, resident of Devon Court, husband of Ellen Moody Watson, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Greenville County, September 16, 1934, he was a son of the late Charlie Brunson Watson and Pearl Bridges Watson. Mr. Watson was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, received his Law Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was a retired Lt. Colonial in the Army National Guard where he a member of the JAG Corps. He began practicing law with the Anderson Law Firm in Greenwood and later opened the Watson Law Firm. He has remained an active member of the Greenwood legal community where he has practiced law for over 50 years.

A member of the First Baptist Church where he was a member and teacher of the Mauldin Sunday School Class. Mr. Watson was also a Shriner and an avid Gamecock Fan having been a member of the Gamecock Club for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife of over 54 years are his three children, Janis Anagnost and husband Mike of Lexington, Jennifer Lee Watson of Sugerland, TX and Ray Watson and wife Melanie of Donalds; six grandchildren, Cole Anagnost, Chris Anagnost, Ginny Anagnost, Maggie Watson, Bailey Watson and Ellie Watson; two brothers, Jerry Watson and wife Sharon and Donald Watson and wife Frankie; one sister, Joyce Morgan and husband Don. He was predeceased by two brothers, JB “Buck” Watson and Luther Fred Watson and a sister, Aluwee Fowler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Friday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Hopkins officiating.

Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home on Devon Court and will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 722 Grace Street, Greenwood, SC 29649.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Marvin Ray Watson, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





3:00 PM
First Baptsit Church of Greenwood

722 Grace Street
Greenwood, SC 29649

Cemetery Details


Greenwood Memorial Gardens

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church

722 Grace Street
Greenwood, SC 29649

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Marvin Ray Watson

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Marvin

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.