James R. “Jim” Watson

James R. “Jim” Watson, 77, of Dennison passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Mercy Medical Center at Canton.

Born September 4, 1941 in Coshocton, he was a son of the late James H. and Audrey Weltz Watson. Jim was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael R. Watson.

He retired from Republic Steel in Massillon after 30 years of service. Jim loved the outdoors, especially fishing, camping and hunting; he also enjoyed traveling and watching the Cleveland Browns and NASCAR. He was a member of the New Philadelphia VFW.

Jim will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Holland Watson whom he married on December 16, 1961; children, Cathy (Michael Butt) Watson of Dover, Cindy (Doug) Abel of New Philadelphia, James (Ruthanne) Watson of Dennison, David Watson of Dennison, Tammy (Jose) Griggs of Colorado; brother, George Watkins of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 15 at 11:00 am in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover with Rev. Brian Flood officiating. Interment will be in the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-5 pm. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Jim may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 North Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622
330-343-6132
www.tolandherzig.com