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James Russell Watson

Posted August 21, 2013 in Obituaries, Johnston

October 21, 1950 – August 16, 2013

Jim Watson

Jim Watson

James “Jim” Russell Watson has passed away at the age of 62 from complications sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was surrounded by loved ones on the evening of Friday August 16th 2013 at Iowa Methodist Hospital when he passed. Jim was born in Osceola, Iowa October 21st 1950. He spent the first part of his life growing up in Leon, Iowa. Jim later joined the United States Marine Corps and served until 1972 with time spent in Vietnam. He then met his wife Eugenia “Lynn” Watson and were wed on March 15th 1975. On February 18th 1980 Jim and Lynn had their only son, James Craig Watson. After spending some time in Arizona and Texas they returned to Iowa and the Des Moines area. After retiring from warehouse work, Jim and Lynn traveled to Florida for the winters then settled in a town-home in Johnston, Iowa where Lynn currently resides. Jim is survived by his wife Lynn, Son James (wife Jodi) Cole and Kylie Watson (grandchildren), Aunt Dorothy Lewis of Osceola, Dale (wife Brenda) Lewis (cousin) of Osceola. Jim was preceded in death by his father Paul, mother Annie, and brother Ron. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 23rd at 11:00 A.M. at the Merle Hay Funeral Home with visitation at 10:00 a.m. preceding the funeral. Final resting place will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery Friday August 23rd at 12:30 P.M

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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