James C. Watson
James C. (Jake) Watson, 96, Corydon, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
Born July 9, 1914, in Harrison County, he was the son of the late Griff L. and Ethel M. Hays Watson.
He was retired from Keller Manufacturing Co. in Corydon, was a former employee of the Orwick Vault and Monument Co. in Corydon, was the former Harrison County Treasurer from 1956 to 1964, a former Harrison County Commissioner from 1968 to 1972, a member of Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ, the American Legion and the Knights of Pythias, all in Corydon, was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Corydon and was an Army field artillery veteran of World War II.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, H. Ruth Watson; two brothers, Alfred and Russell Watson; and three sisters, Bessie Timberlake, Grace Kingsley and Opal Hildebrand.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral: Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, both in Corydon.
Officiant: The Rev. Lori Lewis.
Pallbearers: Ron Simpson, Joe Miller, Jerry Timberlake, Norman Kingsley, Bob Boone and Mark Hildebrand.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the donor’s favorite charity.