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Friday, December 22, 2023

Ralph Clinton Watterson remembrance


Ralph Clinton Watterson departed this life on Monday,

December 18, 2023, at Holston Valley Medical Center. He 

was born on May 24, 1936 in Hawkins County.


Ralph was a graduate of Swift High School. As an adult, 

Ralph worked at the Kingsport Press, Human 

Development Agency, and owned Tri-City Development

Construction Company. He enjoyed watching Westerns 

and loved to joke around with his friends and family, 

making them laugh. 


Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Giles and 

Annie Watterson; grandparents, Henry and Sadie 

Watterson; and sister, Roberta "Pat" McClintock. 

To cherish his memory, Ralph leaves behind his special

companion, Lola Campbell; devoted nephews, William 

McClintock and Giles McClintock; niece, Ilesia Anderson; 

and loyal friends, Ed Fanney, CT Lawson, Artie Fanney,

Rawls Bradford, Al Howe, and Varley Hickman.

The visitation will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 from 12 to 1 PM 

at the Central Baptist Church, 301 Carver Street, Kingsport. 

The Celebration of Life will be at 1 PM also at the Central Baptist Church. 

Internment will follow at the Brice Cemetery, 306 Cold Spring Road, 

Surgoinsville, TN.

Professional service and care of Mr. Ralph C. Watterson

and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and 

Cremation Service, Inc. Kingsport, 423-245-4971.