James C. “Jim” Watson, 55, loving husband, father and “Papaw,” passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, surrounded by loving family and friends. He went to be with the Lord after a long, hard-fought battle with medical issues.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Jim was born July 26, 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri, to James and Thelma Watson and was the third of six children. He spent his childhood in Odessa, Missouri, and lived there with his family before moving to Texas, where he lived with his beautiful wife, Marsha, and their children, Jessica, Amanda, Jimmy and Jonathan.
Jim was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ to his final breath. He loved his family, friends and good food. He enjoyed a successful career as operations manager for Mac Steel and insurance salesman, as well as an ironworker by trade.
Jim was preceded in death by his brother, George Watson; father-in-law, James R. Dunn; and mother-in-law, Estella Pearl Dunn.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Watson of Azle; daughters, Amanda Watson of Boyd, Jessica Shafer and husband, Robert Shafer, of Azle and Sarah Dunn of Boyd; sons, Jimmy Watson and Virginia Bishop of Dallas and Jonathan Watson and Tascha Peeler of Azle; parents, James and Thelma Watson; siblings, Becky High and husband, Roger, of Grain Valley, Missouri, Connie Koch and husband, Mike, of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Fred Watson and wife, Terri, of Lawson, Missouri, and Don Watson and wife, Kathy, of Holden, Missouri; grandchildren, Tristen Meason, Kaitlyn Shafer, Brooklyn Shafer, Shelby Watson Randall, Andrew James “AJ” Watson Randall and Brookln Dunn; his adopted family, mother-in-law, Beth Lorentz, brother-in-law, Heath Lorentz; many nieces, nephews and extended family; and many friends. Until we meet again… John 3:16