James Watson

James Watson

Friday, September 20th, 1946 Thursday, May 21st, 2020

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Obituary for James Ross Watson Jr.

James Ross Watson, Jr., 73, of Mentor, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 following complications from cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Born September 20, 1946 in Cleveland, he has lived in Lake County for the past 50 years.

He was a graduate of Collinwood High School, class of 1965 and the joined the United States Air Force in 1966.

Following his military service, he was employed as a pipefitter at TRW Valve Division in Cleveland until it closed, and then joined Pressure Technologies, Inc. in Concord Township for 10 years. Later, he delivered newspapers for the News-Herald.

Survivors are his former wife, Barbara Ellen Watson; children, James Ross Watson, III and Stacey (Ben) Archinal; grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas Watson; sisters, Donna (Dick Weymouth) Watson, Denise (Darrick) Woods and his brother, Gary (Donna) Watson. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ross Sr. and Doniela (Koprivnik) Watson.

Following Jim’s wishes, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Holy Cat Whiskers, 2585 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057 or the Lake Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Boulevard, Unit E, Mentor, OH 44060.

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Barb&Bruce Archinal sent flowers to the family of James Ross Watson Jr.
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Sending love hugs and prayers to you all from your family in New Hampshire! ~ Tracy, Sam, Jimmy and family.
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James Ross Watson, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, James Ross Watson, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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