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Ricky Watson

April 7, 1987 — May 27, 2021

Ricky Dean Watson, Jr., 34, left this earth to be with the Lord, on Thursday, May 27th at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY with family at his side.

He was born April 7, 1987, in Murray, KY. He was a graduate of Murray High.
Throughout his life he had a passion for basketball, baseball, and any animal that crossed his path. He was an avid lover of horses and spent many years participating and competing in several equine sports including barrel racing & 4H. He loved music of any genre and always had hopes to master playing the guitar. Ricky was also a big Kentucky Wildcats fan!
He was in a tragic car accident at a young age and suffered many health conditions following this, but never let that stop him. He was a strong and determined young man. If there were a chance to volunteer or help someone else in need, he was your go to guy.

He is survived by his loving family; mother, Kelly Nicholas and husband Jim of Columbia, TN, his father Ricky Watson, Sr. of Bowling Green, KY, his sisters, Samantha Smith and husband Brandon of Tiline, KY, & Sarah Nicholas of Philadelphia, PA, Grandmother, Jane Nicholas of Columbia, TN, Grandmother, Bonnie Watson of Bowling Green, KY, two nieces Kaydence Smith & Everleigh Smith, along with several aunts/uncles, and cousins.

Ricky is preceded in death by his Grandparents- Delbert & Linda Newsome, Grandfather- Nick Nicholas, and Great Grandparents- Samuel Brooks & Thilda Watson.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the Coldwater Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Jones will officiate, and burial will follow. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Donations can be made to the Coldwater Church of Christ cemetery fund, c/o Dan Bazzell, 374 Darnell Road, Farmington, KY 42071 and/or to LifeSkills, Inc. 380 Suwannee Trail Street, PO Box 6499, Bowling Green, KY 42103 (270-901-5000) in honor of Ricky.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Coldwater Church of Christ

8467 KY-121, Murray, KY 42071

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