James Edward “Ed” Watson June 17, 1940 ~ September 7, 2012

James Edward “Ed” Watson, 72, of Elkins passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 in Elkins.  He was born June 17, 1940 in Low Gap, Arkansas the son of John O. and Virginia Fine Watson.

Ed was a born again Christian and loved to share his testimony with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Lee Drennon and Beck Evenger.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Watson of the home; his children, Ben E. Watson and wife, Pearl of Kansas City, MO, Amelia Kincade and husband, Kevin of Liberty, MO and Brian Watson and wife, Michelle of West Fork, AR; 2~brothers, Ray Watson of Pleasant Valley, MO and L.D. Watson of Elkins, AR; 2~sisters, Jenny Koch of Springdale and Louise Stewart of Elkins; 6~grandchildren, Tiffany Taylor, Cody Watson, Mathew Plieseis, Alyssa Watson, Dawn Wendlyn and Maurice Lyles and 4~great-granchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Pinnacle Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5~7 PM Monday at the funeral home.

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    Jo Ann Smith » 08. Sep, 2012

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. He was truly on of the nicest people I ever worked with.

    Brenda and Frankie Moon » 08. Sep, 2012

    Judy, We wish to express our sincere sympathy to you and the entire family, Although we never met Ed, we’ve had the privilege to meet you and become friends, You have told me a bit about Ed and how much you love him. God bless you and the family during this most sad and difficult time. We love you very much. Brenda and Frankie Moon

    Brenda and Frankie Moon » 08. Sep, 2012

    Judy we want to express our deepest sympathy to you and the family, although we never met Ed we have had the privilege to meet you and become friends.You have told me about Ed and how much you love him.God bless you and the family during this sad and difficult time

    Thelma (Neal) Bromley » 09. Sep, 2012

    i am a cousin, did not know Ed well, but you have my deepest sympathy.
    God comfort and give you peace today and especially in the coming days as you will miss Ed very much.

    Mike & Debbie Durst » 09. Sep, 2012

    We are very sorry for you and your family’s loss! Our entire church is holding you up in deepest prayer, God’s comfort and strength through this time. We love you and we will miss Ed very much.

    Scott and Pam Creech » 09. Sep, 2012

    Judy our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We loved Ed so very much. We will be forever grateful for his love and friendship. He was truly a wonderful man. So many memories of hunting and spending time with him. He was always there for me when I needed him. He will not be forgotten.
    Scott Pam and Colby

    Lorri Daniel » 10. Sep, 2012

    Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you’re family.

    Shawna Fitzgerald Hayes » 10. Sep, 2012

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Ed from my childhood with such fondness. My condolences a nd love to you and your family.

    Carla Watkins » 10. Sep, 2012

    Jenny & family – I”m so sorry for the loss of your brother. As hard as it is to let go of loved ones we can find peace knowing that their suffering has ended and they are now in a much better place. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Name » 10. Sep, 2012

    My dear Judy,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May God grant beautiful memories to outshine your terrible sorrow

    Mary S

    Tom Geis » 13. Sep, 2012

    Dear Ben,

    May God comfort you and your family during this time.