James Charles ‘Jim’ Watson

Published 9:33 am Friday, April 7, 2023

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Mr. James Charles “Jim” Watson, 78, of Random Road, Mocksville, broke through the bonds of sickness and made his way to glory on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

Jim was born on Dec. 28, 1944 in Laurinburg to the late James Samuel and Aileen Phillips Watson.

He graduated from St. Pauls High School in 1963 and went on to attend Pembroke State College. He worked for Burlington Industries until 1976, switching careers to retail management and retired from Wal Mart Stores, Inc.  He served in the Army National Guard from 1966 until 1972. He was a very accomplished guitar player, teaching his son bass guitar. He enjoyed most genres of music, but his favorite was Bluegrass. Until he was no longer able to take part, his favorite past time was Bluegrass jams or family/friend gatherings playing and singing. Spending time with his four granddaughters was his greatest joy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a daughter, Gina Watson Carter; a granddaughter, Sarah Rebekah Boyter; and his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Salem Jackson.

Survivors include: his beloved wife of 55 years, Peggy Jackson Watson; his son, Gregory W. Watson and wife Renee of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Lauren B. Lashmit and husband Mike of Lexington; granddaughters,  Victoria Lee Watson and Salem Jamie Watson of Nashville; a brother, Robert A. “Bobby” Watson and wife Sally of Clayton; a sister, Betty Malone and husband Thomas of Asheboro; sisters-in-law, Brenda Griffin and husband Tony of Evergreen and Shirley Jackson of St. Pauls; and numerous and much loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bruce Harry officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Robeson County.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Lewy Body Dementia Association, at www.lbda.org.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.