302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Gary Watson

Gary Watson passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 68.

Gary was a very talented musician, singer, songwriter and touched many with his music.

He is survived by his wife Marie, his two children Chet and Kristie, and his brother Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Liver Foundation.org.

Funeral Services

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, on Thursday, February 13, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. A memorial service will follow starting at 7:00PM.


    Bob Bowersox lit a candle and writes,
    It will be hard going forward, knowing that Gary is no longer here, thinking, writing, and playing music. Some of my fondest memories -- no, actually, MOST of my fondest memories are of the times I spent playing music with Gary and Wayne, recording, touring, just hanging out. Hermines', the Blue Boar, the Buggy, the Mendenhall, Hoxter's....the list is endless, and so are my memories of the great nights of listening to Gary and Wayne and company. Rest easy, my dear friend...your music lives on with us....
    02/10/2020 05:00 pm
    Bill Cox lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences
    02/10/2020 08:02 pm
    Laurie Townsend Stuart writes,
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Gary’s wife, children and brother Wayne. Our friendship stemmed from the music and bands during our teen years. I looked forward to running into him at the Fairfax shopping center and catching up whenever I was back in Delaware. Such a sweet person with a wonderful musical talent.
    02/10/2020 11:37 pm
    Lucille Blevins lit a candle and writes,
    Marie, I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and his family at this sad time.
    02/11/2020 09:32 am
    Beth Evans lit a candle and writes,
    Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, Gary's children and brother.
    02/11/2020 09:37 am
    Leigh Ann lit a candle and writes,
    Sending love and prayers- Leigh Ann
    02/11/2020 11:15 am
    Sharon Grant writes,
    Marie, my heart aches for your loss of your best friend and husband Gary. My deepest condolence to your family and to Gary's children, brother and friends.
    02/11/2020 11:17 am
    Janet Davis-Josephs lit a candle and writes,
    Marie, Nothing quite compares to the love of a spouse and I have no words that can truly bring comfort but know that I am thinking about and praying for you and your family that you will have the strength to be strong and hold on to the memorizes and good times. Sleep in peace Gary.
    02/11/2020 01:20 pm
    Bart Smith lit a candle and writes,
    Too many memories to mention, all good. I have often fondly remembered our escapades. I am saddened to hear of his passing and send condolences to his family and other friends.
    02/11/2020 04:11 pm
    Wendy Saville lit a candle and writes,
    Marie, may your fond memories of Gary bring you light and comfort during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
    02/11/2020 04:33 pm
    Dianne Vintigni lit a candle and writes,
    Marie, no words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. May the love, prayers and support of your family and friends bring you comfort during this most difficult time.
    02/11/2020 05:04 pm
    Jackie Moore writes,
    Marie I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    02/11/2020 05:06 pm
    Michael P Mikolajczyk lit a candle and writes,
    Marie So sorry to hear about your loss. I'll raise a glass of old Kentucky bourbon for Gary "Hey Hey".
    02/11/2020 07:11 pm
    Nancy McFadden lit a candle and writes,
    I know Gary to be a wonderful person and a very talented musician and song writer. As young adults we would go listen to the Watson Brothers play their music in Arden. Those were special times that I will never forget. Then he met Marie, the love of his life, and my very dear friend. Together they were one of the happiest couples I know. Gary will always be here is spirit and I know he is in a beautiful place. All my love to Marie.
    02/12/2020 07:46 am
    C. Schwartz lit a candle and writes,
    My sincere condolences Marie, to you and your family.
    02/12/2020 11:06 am
    SUSAN RONAN-LINDSAY lit a candle
    02/12/2020 12:53 pm
    Carl Christopher Jackson lit a candle and writes,
    I was lucky enough to spend a couple of years as the drummer for The Watson Brothers Band in the mid-1970s. We made some great music and posed a threat to Steely Dan for sheer musicality. Both Gary and Wayne created musical journeys with their song writing, but it was Gary's vocals that did it for me. To say the Gary was a really nice guy is an understatement because he will always be the really nice guy that hired me as the drummer in a great ensemble. Rock on Gary.
    02/12/2020 12:59 pm
    SUSAN RONAN-LINDSAY lit a candle and writes,
    Dude, Some people say an eye for eye but I say my my my a little more cheese on my pizza pie It was " Just Enough " to keep me Realin' and a Rockin', singing and dancing my ass off. Thanks for letting me tag along on your journey and thanks for helping me figure out that " All The Time It Was IN MY Own Back Yard " Until we meet again my friend Marie, He loved you and we love remember that you'll never get over this but you will get thru it. Wayne, The waltz is over but the music goes on. We love you. Please Keep on rocking!
    02/12/2020 01:13 pm
    Chris "Captain" Narwold lit a candle and writes,
    Thank you ever so much for sharing your amazing musical talents with us and our longtime friendship. From the Blue Boar to Out on the Water and beyond there are so many fond memories of simplier times & incredible music. R.I.P G.W. Stay the course, Wayne. Stay well & safe!
    02/13/2020 02:25 pm
    Marvin Friedman writes,
    To the Watson Family , so sorry for your loss , two wonderfully talented brothers , gave so much pleasure to so many of us and now one , taken too soon , along with another piece of our youth , is gone , Rest In Peace Gary , May God Bless
    02/13/2020 02:51 pm

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