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William Leslie Watson, IV

December 24, 1944 - August 4, 2023

William “Bill” Leslie Watson, IV, 78, of Lynchburg, VA, passed away Friday, August 4, 2023. He was married to Carole Seifert Watson for 46 years.

Bill was born on December 24, 1944, in Santa Monica, California, the son of the late William Leslie Watson, III, and Mary Jane Schultz Watson. Bill retired from practicing law in the television and radio industry and was active in his local community. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Scott Watson and his wife Lauren of South Orange, NJ, Nick Watson and his wife Lisa of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Aaron Lafortune of New Hampshire, and five grandchildren: Ryllie, Michael, Everett, Pierce, and Finley.

The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg, 220 Breezewood Dr, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2023. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA, 24502.

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To Bill's family, I wanted to extend my sincere condolences. I worked with Bill for nearly ten years at iON MEdia (fka Paxson Communications) and he was a good lawyer, with a deep understanding of FCC law in particular. But far more importantly, he was always kind and decent with everyone he dealt with, friend or foe, and in that regard he set a good example for others. And in that particular workplace, that sort of example was sorely needed to be provided by Bill. Rest in peace Bill. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Tony Morrison

Posted by Anthony Morrison on August 8, 2023

To Bill's family, I wanted to extend my sincere condolences. I worked with Bill for nearly ten years at iON MEdia (fka Paxson Communications) and he was a good lawyer, with a deep understanding of FCC law in particular. But far more importantly, he was always kind and decent with everyone he dealt with, friend or foe, and in that regard he set a good example for others. And in that particular workplace, that sort of example was sorely needed to be provided by Bill. Rest in peace Bill. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Anthony Morrison on August 8, 2023

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