He requested no obit, no service. We hope this link to NCSU’s own “in memoriam” will not be seen as overstepping J. Perry Watson’s wishes. Call it a news item if you prefer. He certainly made news at NCSU and beyond for many, many years, in turn touching the lives of thousands of others. He’d been absent from the halls of academe and from music, too, for a long, long time. He will not, however, be forgotten. For the NCSU article, click here.