John Richard Watson
1938 — 2021
John Richard Watson, known to friends and family in Atlanta as Dick (and to those in his hometown of West Monroe, LA, as Richard) died peacefully on October 14. He is survived by his daughters Ginger Griffith and Ashley Watson (Karen Twait), his grandsons Watson and Mac Griffith, his sister Cindy Cagle, and many nieces and nephews. He was 83. Dick's life was defined by the many rich relationships he enjoyed with friends and family, all of which brought him incredible joy. First and foremost among these was his partnership of more than 50 years with his late wife, Gina Beem Watson, whom he adored. Their dance through life was filled with laughter, and we are certain he is thrilled (and...