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David Stephens Watson

April 27, 1939 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 83)


David Stephens Watson, 83, of York, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Atrium Health, Pineville, North Carolina.

Dave was born April 27, 1939, in New York, New York, to the late Arthur Thomas and Ruth Louise Stephens Watson.

Dave worked as a marketing manager for Rexham Corporation in Charlotte for many years. He moved to Florida in 1981 to 1992, where he owned three Hallmark card and gift stores. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling the world with his beloved wife. He also enjoyed riding his jet ski with Rick and Mackey Land every Saturday. More recently, he and Rick met for lunch each Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Kirby Watson; his daughter, Diane Cline (Mike), Wendell, NC; and his sons, Jeff McArn, York, SC, and Rick McArn (Viola), Myrtle Beach, SC.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kathleen Ventura (Kevin), Zach Cline (Summer), Danielle Johnson (Greg), Kayla McArn-Wilsey (Justin), and Tony McArn, and his great-grandchildren, Noah, and Lucy Ventura, Jossy and Cain Wilsey; brother Don Watson (Carol), Belleair, Fl., niece Ginger Thompson (Bobby), nephew Ryan Watson (Cindy), Fl.

Survivors also include their furry family members who Dave called “special girls,” Abby and Sadie.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Journey at Lake Wylie, 5415 Hwy, 557, Lake Wylie, SC, on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center.

In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to The Journey Remodeling Fund, 5415 Hwy 557, Lake Wylie, SC  29710; Common Ground at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, SC  29745.






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Memorial Service
August 13, 2022

11:00 AM
The Journey at Lake Wylie
5415 Highway 557
Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Visitation Following The Service

The Journey at Lake Wylie
5415 Highway 557
Lake Wylie, SC 29710


The Journey Remodeling Fund
5415 Hwy. 557, Lake Wylie SC 29710

Common Ground at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church
5780 Allison Creek Road, York SC 29745

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