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James "Harry" Harrel Watson

September 25, 1930 September 15, 2022
James "Harry" Harrel Watson
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Obituary for James "Harry" Harrel Watson

A visitation for James H. “Harry” Watson will be held at East Leesville Baptist Church on Monday, September 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Reverends Wayne Chance and Tommy Kiker officiating. Burial will follow in Florien Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wyatt, Skylar Watson, John Moses, Troy Benthall, Christopher Torley, and Mike Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark West, Trent Watson, Rusty West, and Michael Torley.

Harry was born September 25, 1930, and passed away September 15, 2022, at the age of 91 years, 11 months, and 21 days.

Harry was born to Ducy J. and Leoma Watson in Downsville, Louisiana. He was one of nine children and grew up loving to fish at Lake D’Arbonne. Upon graduation from Downsville High in 1950, he was drafted and faithfully served his country in the US Army. After his allotted time was served, he then started his next journey working for South Central Bell Telephone Company over the span of 30 years where he wore many hats and advanced from starting out as a lineman, installation, repairman then to cable splicer technician. After retiring from the telephone company, he then contracted out with several independent telephone contractors where he traveled throughout California and the Midwest locating and installing fiber optics. He and Mavis traveled and saw a lot of the country and met many long-lasting friends along the way.

Upon final retirement, he was happy being at home and spending time on his tractor mowing and having all the grandkids nearby. He and Mavis were longtime members of East Leesville Baptist Church for over 48 years and never missed a Sunday while in good health.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Ducy and Leoma Watson; his wife of 67 years, Mavis Watson; his siblings, brothers Bill Watson, Huey Watson, and Grady Watson and sister, Gloria Grazier.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Rodney and wife Jo Watson, Lenny and wife Laura Watson and daughter, Kayla and husband Christopher Torley;

grandchildren Traci Watson Bailey, Skylar Watson and wife Jasmine, Sarah Wyatt and husband Kevin, Trent Watson, Michael Torley, Alexia Riggs and husband Cade, Rusty West and wife Averi, and Mark West and wife Claire;

great-grandchildren, McKenzie Hall, Carter Hall, Ethan Wyatt, Jim Riggs, Charlie Riggs, Aubri Watson, Sylas Watson, Abel Watson, Vivian Watson, Haley West, Landrie West, Christopher West, Parker West, and Kayle Little;

siblings: brother, Dolan Watson, and sisters, Janie Bayles, LaRue Burroughs, and Edna Pearson;

and a host of nieces and nephews.

We would like to acknowledge his life-long friends, Merywn Watkins and Glen Cook whom he worked with while at South Central Bell for their continued support throughout the years.




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Visitation

Monday

19

Sep

11:00 AM 9/19/2022 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 9/19/2022 2:00:00 PM
East Leesville Baptist Church

266 Alexandria Highway
Leesville, LA 71446

East Leesville Baptist Church
266 Alexandria Highway Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Monday

19

Sep

2:00 PM 9/19/2022 2:00:00 PM
East Leesville Baptist Church

266 Alexandria Highway
Leesville, LA 71446

East Leesville Baptist Church
266 Alexandria Highway Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Florien Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy. 171
Florien, LA 71429

Hwy. 171 Florien 71429 LA
United States
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