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Frank Watson Jr. dies: Memphis lawyer represented FedEx

Frank Watson Jr. dies: Memphis lawyer represented FedEx

Frank Lee Watson Jr.

Frank Lee Watson Jr. performed a vital role in just one of the most significant developments in modern day Memphis.

Performing alongside Fred Smith, the law firm was instrumental in locating Smith’s impressive new shipping and delivery organization — then acknowledged as Federal Specific — in Memphis.

“He was Fred’s proper-hand male for really a while in the early times,” explained Watson’s son, Frank Watson III, also a Memphis attorney.

Frank Lee Watson Jr., 81, died Aug. 25 of all-natural leads to at his Midtown home.

Active right up until the conclusion, he had planned a bike ride with his son in Overton Park for that working day, and had scheduled a fly-fishing holiday vacation in Yellowstone Nationwide Park for afterwards in the 12 months.

An influential attorney who labored at some of Memphis’ most historic corporations and represented numerous significant clients, Watson was a dynamic determine within or outdoors of a courtroom. An obituary prepared by the family outlined as survivors not just users of his quick relatives but “‘Treat,’ his all-time favored black Labrador a couple loose, unchewed cigars a couple of ex-wives and a person teary-eyed bartender.”