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Sally Loretta Watson

August 25, 1939 — April 8, 2022

Sally Loretta Watson, age 82 years, of Strunk, Kentucky died Friday, April 8, 2022 at the UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center.

She was born in Whitley City, Kentucky on August 25, 1939 the daughter of John Riley and Nannie Strunk.  Sally was a homemaker and a member of the Ross Grove United Baptist and The Laurel Heights OES #288. She loved reading but her greatest joy was being a caregiver to not only her family but everyone around her.

Her parents; husband, Robert “Rob” Watson; sons, Willie Crabtree and Michael Watson; brothers, Dewiit Strunk, Woodrow Strunk, Grover Strunk, Hobert Strunk, and Eugene Strunk; one infant sister; and a granddaughter, Carrie Ann Koger precede her in death.

 Survivors include her sons, Danny Crabtree (Patty) of Monroe, Tennessee and Larry Watson (Betty) of Chatsworth, Georgia; daughters, Diana Koger (Bobby) of Chatsworth, Georgia and Robin Watson of Somerset, Kentucky; brothers, Charlie Strunk (Hazel) of Stearns, Kentucky and Johnny Strunk of Whitley City, Kentucky; sisters, Karen Strunk (Rocky West) of Pine Knot, Kentucky and Bronical Howard (Cecil Perkins) of Whitley City, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and special friends and neighbors, Lois Vaughn, Phyllis Hall, and Teresa Boyatt.

Funeral services will be held 12pm Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Ross Grove United Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Clark and Bro Joe Whitehead officiating. Burial to follow in the Ross Grove Cemetery with Rev. Conley Garland officiating. The family will receive friends after 6pm Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the McCreary County Funeral Home. Eastern Star services will be held 7pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.  She will lie in state at the church from 10am until service time Wednesday.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCreary County Funeral Home

, Whitley City, KY 42653

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)


Mine 18 Rd, Strunk, KY 42649

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