James David Watson, 87, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Monday October 22, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born October 5, 1931 in Wheeling, son of the late David Patrick & Cornelia (Rose) Watson.
James was a former employee of Convenient Food Marts for over 25 years, former employee of the Wheeling Civic Center and retired from Riesbecks Grocery Store in Elm Grove. He was also a US Navy Veteran, former member of the Kain Club, Snake Club and Sunday Golf Club and a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Theresa M. (Barry) Watson; daughter, Theresa “Terri” Watson and step brother, Joseph Whitlatch.
Surviving are his son, James T. “Tom” (Michele) Watson of Wheeling; three grandchildren, Christine and Heather Watson and Lisa Corp all of Wheeling; great grandchild, J.B. Watson and his doxies, Scooter and Simba.
Friends will be received at Thursday October 25, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling
with a vigil service being held at 6 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday October 26, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling with Msgr. Paul Hudock serving as Celebrant.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Mt Calvary Cemetery with the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting Military Servives.