James H. Watson

Born in DeKalb County, TN on January 2, 1930

Departed on June 5, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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James H. Watson of Hendersonville, TN passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.  James was born January 2, 1930 in DeKalb County, TN to the late Edgar and Bobbie (McBride) Watson.  He founded and operated a fence company that remained in business for over 50 years, providing employment to most of the family throughout the years.  In his spare time, James enjoyed golf and playing Tennis, which he did every week for many years.  James was also a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville for over 20 years before starting Central Baptist Church, where he remained an active member for over 30 years.  On April 10, 1948, James was united in marriage to his loving and faithful wife of over 70 years, Katherine (Price) Watson, who survives.  Also surviving is a daughter, Melinda (Robert) Webb; brother, Earl (Robbie) Watson; grandchildren, Tracie Watson, Ashley Kerth, Kira Richey, Chase & Dylan Webb and great grandchildren, Watson & Dovie Kerth.  James was preceded in death by a son, Eddy Watson and a sister, Helen Watson.  Family will receive friends on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5-8pm and again on Saturday, June 9 from 10am-1pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home (353 E. Main St; Hendersonville, TN 37075) where a celebration of life will follow Saturday at 1pm, Brother Mike Shelton officiating.  Interment will take place following the services at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

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6 Comments to James H. Watson

  1. Beckye Hagar Taylor
    June 7, 2018 12:27 pm

    What a sweet and kind man. Heart felt prayers for his family. I know there is a sweet reunion with Eddy.

  2. Richard( Doc) Holliday
    June 7, 2018 4:09 pm

    A fine Christian man. God speed, James.

  3. Linda Gordon
    June 8, 2018 9:20 am

    I had the privilege of meeting Jim in the early 80’s. Though I had lost contact with him over the years, the impact of meeting him remained strong. What a fine, Godly man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family as you say goodbye for now. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.” ~Psalm 116″15

  4. Pamela Medkiff
    June 8, 2018 6:24 pm

    Much love and respect for Mr. and Mrs Watson, my prayers are with the family as they say “see you soon” to this wonderful man. May God give you comfort and peace knowing he is talking with Jesus!

  5. Douglas A Drake
    June 8, 2018 7:38 pm

    He truly lived up to the title of Deacon, he served!

  6. Pamela Smith Heathcock
    June 11, 2018 3:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. James. James and Katherine stood up for my mom and dad, Marvin Dale and Linda Smith, at their wedding. Mama passed away February 6, 2015 and daddy passed away December 11, 2016. Katherine and family please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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