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In Memory of
James E. Watson
March 14, 1937 - March 31, 2021

Monday, April 5th from 9-11 am at Moreland Funeral Home

Monday, April 5th at 11 am at Moreland Funeral Home

Greenhill Cemetery

James E. Watson, age 84, of Johnstown, Ohio passed away March 31, 2021. Retired from Newark Air Force Base after 29 years. Member of Apostolic Temple in Newark, Ohio. Taught Bible study. Preceded in death by his wife, Donna Cavendish Watson; parents, Harry and Nell Watson; brothers, Sidney Watson and Tom Watson; sister, Vivian Neel. Survived by children, Chris (Rachel) Watson, Sondra (Richard) Lott, Paul Watson and Sharon (Dave) Ochoa; grandchildren, CJ (Sara) Watson, Melissa Watson, Johnathon Watson, Jacob Stooke, Caleb Watson, Sarah Lott, Zachary Lott and Rebeckah Lott; great-grandchildren, Tavona Davis, Kamden Watson and Parker Watson; sisters, Ruth Fleming and Faye (Wayne) Coffey as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday, April 5th from 9-11 am at Moreland Funeral Home 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, OH 43081 where a service will follow at 11:00 am. Rev. Mark Ledbetter officiating. Interment Grennhill Cemetery, Johnstown, Ohio. Donations may be made to the Apostolic Temple 2285 Rock Haven Road, Newark, OH 43055. To view the livestream, go to and click the link below the obituary at the time of service.

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Bob Hibbitts

Apr 3, 2021

I was saddened to hear that my childhood friend, playmate, teammate,Best bud many years ago had passed into the presence of Jesus Christ on March 31. Jim and I grew up and the Highlands of Virginia. Climbed the trees ,waded the creeks ,fished and swam the rivers. Jim was a gifted athlete at a young age could run like the wind and was a fearsome competitor, everyone wanted him to be on their team. When I heard of Jim's passing it was also part of my life and memory passing as well. He grew into a fine man and a proud and thankful father and husband I'm sure. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends who will miss him but we rejoice in knowing that he's run his last race and he finished in the arms of Jesus. Blessings to all from One who new Jim before most of you did, he was the same great guy as a young kid growing up as he was the great guy that you know you and his passing days God's blessings be upon you