Jim Watson

April 13, 1937 - May 14, 2018
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Jim Russell Watson, 81, of New Philadelphia, entered into his Father’s loving care on Monday, May 14, 2018 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

A son of the late Russell and Sarah (Benedum) Watson, Jim was born April 13, 1937 at Dover, Ohio.

Jim graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1…

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Jim Russell Watson, 81, of New Philadelphia, entered into his Father’s loving care on Monday, May 14, 2018 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia.

A son of the late Russell and Sarah (Benedum) Watson, Jim was born April 13, 1937 at Dover, Ohio.

Jim graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1955 and was retired from Canton Hotel & Restaurant Supply.

He was an avid golfer and during his younger years he enjoyed bowling. Jim also enjoyed traveling and was especially fond of visiting the beach and cruises.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Stephan) Watson whom he married on June 23, 1957; his children, Joel (Lisa) Watson of New Philadelphia, Scott (Donna) Watson of Tipp City, Ohio and Lisa (Ken) Watson Davis of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Brant (Amanda) Watson of North Olmstead, Ohio, Blair Watson Morwick of Fishers, Indiana and Emma Davis of New Philadelphia; a great-granddaughter, Nora Watson Morwick; a sister, Peggy (Kenny) Shear of New Philadelphia; and nieces and nephews. Jim is also survived by his beloved dog, Maggie.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Betty Watson.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. The family will receive guests on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will follow in the funeral home at 7:00 PM.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Community Hospice Truman House for their loving care and compassion during Jim’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 13, 1937
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Shirley Stone posted on 5/18/18

Carole Our hearts are breaking for you and your family in the loss of your beloved husband, Jim. I can't even i imagine what you are and your family are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Love and Prayers Shirley Carpenter Stone Don Stone

 

Stephanie Currie posted on 5/17/18

Lisa, I’ve been thinking about time spent with your family-at school, in New Philly, Charlotte and our trip to the beach. I’m reminded of Big Jim’s dry sense of humor and I suppose he was much more patient with us than he should have been. You’re a lucky girl to have such a loving and devoted father and he was lucky to have a daughter (family) that adored him. I hope you feel comforted by the prayers of those of us who love you so much. Stephanie

 

Allen and Becky Wolf posted on 5/17/18

Scott and Donna, You have our sympathy for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

 

Tami Bucklew posted on 5/16/18

Scott & Donna, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. May all the wonderful memories you have made carry you through the difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Kraig, Tami & family

 

Bonnie Sprinkle posted on 5/16/18

Sorry for your loss Joel and Lisa......;love and prayers through this difficult times.

 

Gloria (Bertolini) deMello posted on 5/16/18

My thoughts go out to the family. Try to remember all the fun times that were had. Jim was one of my class mates and I hope all the family will do fine. Gloria (Bertolini) deMello

 

Ed Brown posted on 5/16/18

Scott, So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and while I never met your Dad, based on my relationship with you, I'm sure he was a good man. Ed

 

Sangita Mody (Shah) posted on 5/15/18

So sorry for your loss. I will always fondly remember Mr. Watson from our childhood days and being neighbors for so many years. May his soul RIP?? Wishing you all lots of love and prayers through this difficult time.

 

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