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James K. Watson, Jr.

June 27, 1929 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 91)


Jim Watson (June 1929 – June 2021)

James (Jim) Kendrick Watson, 91, of Maryville, died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital.

Jim is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gloria Ragonese Watson; sons:  Jim (Melinda) Watson and Dan (Sherry) Watson; grandchildren:  Sarah (Ken) Conrade, Noah (Wes) Watson, Andrew (Niki) Watson and Michael Watson; great grandchildren:  Brooke, Cooper and Layla.

Jim was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from Knoxville High School in 1947, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met and married his wife, Gloria. Jim retired from USAF in 1968 after achieving rank of Master Sergeant attached to Military Police. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal after completing an assignment in Vietnam.

A brief Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Dotson Funeral Home starting at 4:00 PM.. Receiving of friends following.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Honor Flight, an organization that transports America’s veterans to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country ( 

Arrangements entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood.  (865-984-5959).  Online Book of Memories –


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Memorial Service
June 19, 2021

4:00 PM
Dotson Funeral Home
4838 Wildwood Road
Maryville, TN 37804


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