Rhett Anthony Watson

December 12, 1970 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 49)


Rhett Watson, age 49, passed in his sleep at his home in Fair Oaks, California.  Rhett was born in Modesto, California on December 12, 1970 to Karen and Ronald Watson.  He attended Amador High School, and later received degrees at Sierra Junior College and California State University, Sacramento.  

Rhett worked and touched many lives as a Clerk at Coast to Coast Hardware in Jackson California, Fire Fighter I for the California Department of Forestry in Nevada, Yuba, Placer Counties, Manager at Sam’s Club in Rancho Cordova, California, finishing his working career as a Correctional Sergeant at CSP-SAC in Folsom California. 

Rhett grew up and loved his home town of Sutter Creek, California.

He loved sports and had a rewarding high school career as an Offensive Tackle.  Rhett was an avid collector of sports memorabilia and  autographs, comic books, and antiques. He enjoyed all things related to Marvel Comics, the Michigan Wolverines, the Oakland A’s, and was a passionate fan of the Oakland Raiders. Rhett traveled often with his family, and loved watching his boys compete in sports.  

Rhett was a loving and warm man with a huge heart and great sense of humor and wit.  He honored his faith, loved his family, and valued his friends.

Rhett is survived by his Wife of 23 years, Lora Watson, and their two sons Connor(19) and Hayden(16); Mother-Karen Watson; Father-Ronald Watson; Sister-Ronna Esparza; Brother-Rex Watson; Grandmother-Anada Selby; Aunts-Sharon Self and Diane Watson; Uncles-Dave Watson and Ralph Selby.,

Rhett is predeceased by Lenore Watson, Grandmother, Anthony Watson, Grandfather, Ray Selby, Grandfather, and Gerald Watson, Uncle. 

Due to the mandated quarantine, the graveside service will be private and a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.  There will be an open viewing on April 30, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd in Citrus Heights, CA.  We welcome anyone who wishes to attend.  Please understand due to COVID-19, only 10 people will be allowed inside at a time. 

In lieu of flowers, Rhett's family requests that donations be made to Samaritan's Purse.

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April 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price Funeral Chapel, Inc.
6335 Sunrise Blvd
Citrus Heights, CA 95610


Samaritan's Purse
PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607
Tel: 1-828-262-1980

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