Obituary: Pastor James horace Watson

Watson, 64, died Nov. 27, 2016.

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Pastor James Horace Watson, 64, of Montverde, Florida, went to be with his Lord while worshipping in service on Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2016. He was born June 8, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to his parents, Dock and Alpha Watson. On July 14, 1972, he married Linda Joyce Dyal in Winter Garden, Florida.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, of 44 years; his daughter, Amy (Robert) Marino; two sons, James (Melissa) Watson and Caleb (Jennifer) Watson; six grandchildren, Cheyenne Watson, Isabella Marino, Wyatt Watson, Madison Watson, Easton Watson and Gavin Watson.

He is also survived by his brother, William Neal (Suzzanne) Watson of Winter Garden, Florida; three sisters out of state; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He was Senior Pastor at Crossroads Family Fellowship in Clermont, Florida. He established the church in Montverde in 2002. He and his father-in-law, Earl (Ruby) Dyal, operated an air-conditioning and appliance service company beginning in the 1970s that is still in operation through his children.

He was one of the founding members of the South Lake Pastors Fellowship. He was the chaplain for the Central Florida Christian Bass Club and was a member of the Christian Men’s Golf League. He loved spending time with his wife, Linda; they were high school sweethearts, and their love only grew stronger through the years. In their spare time you’d often find them walking the beach hand in hand and just enjoying each other’s presence. He loved time with his family, never missing any of the grandkids’ activities.

His passion was worship and serving the Lord, whether it be in church or his quiet time with God. He had the heart of God for people and to see them ensure their salvation. He loved singing, fishing with his boys, golf and fellowship with family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, Florida. On Friday, Dec. 2, there will be a short visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Family Christian Center, Clermont, Florida. There will be a live stream from the service for those not in attendance via Jim will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont, Florida.


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