MOUNT HOLLY - James Richard Watson, 73, passed away Sept. 7, 2013, at his home.
A native of Oakland County, Mich., he was a son of the late James and Violet Tourangeau Watson and husband of the late Mary Knight Watson.
James attended Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church and was a Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member of Council 11076. He was a former Grand Knight of Father Cotter Council, Warren, MI. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved his family deeply.
He is survived by his sisters Joan Hagen and husband Marvin of Mt. Holly, Violet Hulsey and husband Robert of Kennesaw, GA; brother Thomas Wat-son and wife Lydia of Hazel Park, MI, nieces Jeannie Watson of Mt. Holly, Julie Hinds and husband Joe of Stanley and several other nieces, nephews and extended family.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church.
Burial will be private.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Watson family.