Jim was born to Vernon Herbert "Hank" Watson and Lucretia "Ruth" Watson on Nov. 5, 1938, in McGuire, Mo.
On July 29, 1967 Jim married Patricia Jane Hill in Memphis, Tenn. Jim served in the United States Air Force before getting his degree in accounting from Arkansas State Univers-ity.
Jim's success was in James L Watson CPA firm and Tutor Napa Auto Parts in Malden, Mo. He also enjoyed time golfing and traveling with many friends and family.
Jim is survived by wife, Patricia Watson; son, Samuel Bret Watson and wife, Katherine Ann Watson; son, Stephen Bradley Watson and wife, Sarah Marie Watson; granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Watson; father, Hank Watson; dog, Mickey, and other family members and numerous friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Lucretia Ruth Watson.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 and funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden Mo.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Missouri Ducks Unlimited.