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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Joseph Watson

   Joseph James Watson, formerly of Eagleson Road, Gladwin County, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, May 27, 2006 at the Remus home of his niece and her husband, Sandra and John Oswald, with whom he had made his home for the past six months.

   The son of Harry and Elizabeth (Milton) Watson, Jim was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Sage Township, Gladwin County, and had lived in that community his entire life. He was the grandson of James and Myra Watson, early homesteaders there, and Jim owned a part of the original homestead. Jim graduated from Hayes Agricultural High School in Harrison in 1954. He had been employed at Robinson Industries, with Austin Construction at Midland for many years, and as custodian at the D.N.R. office.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Eugene. He is survived by his children, Tamara (Ron) Bain of Gladwin, and Tony Watson of Houghton Lake; four grandchildren, Anthony (Lara) Watson of Houghton Lake, and Lauren (Steven) Bain of Gladwin; his sister, Virginia (Wendell) Nash of Dennison, Ohio; his sister-inlaw, Bessie Watson of Gladwin; his nieces and nephews, Sandra Oswald, Peggy Owens, Al Watson, Laurine Lloyd and Rick, Randy and Dennis Nash; and his former wife, Ruth Ann Adams.

   A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 6 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial took place at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin, beside his parents and grandparents.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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