My wife and I have read with deep appreciation the coverage of Bob Watson’s untimely passing and the accolades paid to his professionalism, his humor and his humanity. However, we have not seen reported one aspect of Bob Watson’s talents, and that is his superb musicianship. That is the basis on which our friendship with Bob actually began, in the early 1980s when I was the choir director at First Presbyterian Church.
Bob Watson was an outstanding tenor soloist whose melodious tones also helped form the core of the tenor section of the First Presbyterian Choir. He loved music and particularly appreciated sacred music, and he was a highly talented musician.
In addition, one of Bob’s ongoing services to his church and community over the years was to record the early Sunday morning service at First Presbyterian and then get the recording over to the radio station in time for it to be played on the air at 11 a.m. By then, he was back at the church, robed and in the choir loft.
Bob will be sorely missed by all who knew him.