LUBBOCK, TX -- The artist management company for Johnny Ray Watson confirms that he passed away Tuesday. Watson, 63, was native to Lorenzo. More recently he lived in Bastrop but maintained ties to Lubbock including performances at local churches. Watson’s dream was to play professional basketball according to media reports over the years. But an injury required him to rely upon his other talent; singing.
According to his website, Watson had been the featured artist Christian ministries including Billy Graham Crusades, Moody Bible Institute, and Bill Glass Prison Ministries. He had performed all over the world.
As of early afternoon Thursday the artist management company did not have information on his funeral or any memorial services in Austin or Lorenzo.