Our Staff

Watson Funeral Services is locally owned and operated to serve our friends and neighbors of Horry County and surrounding areas. Staff members are caring, compassionate and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff.



Barry Watson - Manager /Vice President/Owner

A native of Britton's Neck S.C. Barry is a 1978 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for the State of South Carolina and also a South Carolina Insurance License. He is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Board Member of Conway Chamber of Commerce, SCFDA and NFDA. Barry currently resides in Conway with his wife, Carol Jordan Watson. We have four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and watching sports.



Joe A. Watson, Owner since January 1, 2007.

I live in Britton's Neck.  My family and I are active members of Nebo Baptist Church.  I have operated Excel Construction in Horry County since 1979. One of the developers of Carolina Lakes and Glenmere I am married to Diane Deas Watson.  We have four children and twelve grandchildren.  Our desire is to help serve the people of Horry, Marion and surrounding counties, in a difficult time.  This is the reason for purchasing Palmetto Funeral Home, which is now Watson Funeral Services and Crematory.  Our goal is to accept you as part of our family and serve you with compassion and love to make a difficult time a memorable time for the loss of a loved one.



Denise Holt

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant



Terry Todd

Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant



Paul Holt

Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant



Weston Dix

Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant



Cynthia Alford

Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant