Watson, James H, Jr., age 84 of Erma, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. "Jim" was born in Albion Michigan to the late James H. and Mary Watson. In his earlier years, he was very proud to serve in the US Coast Guard on the CG Cutter "Westwind" from 1954-1958. He went on to work at the Magnesite Factory in Cape May Point until its closing in 1983, then as an Electrician for Cape May County. James could fix anything, and had many interests – he was an avid fisherman, hunter, and yard sale specialist. He was a toy train enthusiast often collecting, repairing and making sets. He was also a self-taught electric and acoustic guitar player, playing in Mummers bands and local churches. Family was very important to him and he worked many side jobs to provide for his family. He is predeceased by his wife Claire (nee Lee) in 2017. Jim is survived by his children James H, III (Heather), Maureen Kennedy, David (Karla), Eric, Christian (Jennifer), 17 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Jim will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 10th at the Evoy Funeral Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd, N Cape May; friends may call one hour prior to service from 10am – 11am. Memorial donations can be made in Jim's memory to your local veteran organization. Interment will be privately held. Condolences can be shared at www.EvoyFuneralHome.com.
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