James Thomas Watson III

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James Thomas Watson III, 51, passed away September 6, 2014 in Houston, TX. He was born in Cecil, Maryland on March 6, 1963. James lived in Friendswood, TX for 25 years, for 18 years of that he worked at Southwest Airlines.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Watson Jr.; grandparents: James Thomas Watson and wife Mary Catherine and Herbert Mcavoy and wife Juanigta.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his daughter’s: Stephanie Watson and Kathryne Watson; grandchildren: Jacob Watson and Evalyn Zambrana; mother, Patricia Watson; siblings: Beth Watson, Edward Watson and Robert Watson.

A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in James’s name to Liver Foundation, www.americanliverfoundation.org.




  1. RIP my brother, gone but never forgotten

    Eddie Watson
  2. I am so sorry to learn of James’ passing. We both worked for Southwest and were neighbors in Friendswood. He worked on the ramp with my youngest son. We both had a passion for collecting Southwest memorabelia and telling tales of our time at the company. From my family to his, our deepest sympathy.

    Barbara Freeman
  3. I was so sad and shocked to hear of the passing of James just the other day when my brother told me. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen James or any of the Watsons as I no longer live in Houston. But, I grew up a few houses down the street and we were all friends. I shared a lot of times together with everyone in the family growing up and through high school. I always felt welcome at the Watson household. A bunch of those memories came flooding back when I heard the news. The last time I remember seeing James…I was at a Rush concert at The Summit of all places and I bumped into him in the crowded halls where he was buying some Rush merchandise. We were so happy to bump into each other and were all smiles. Bobby, Nelson, James…we all share(d) a love for Rush and the band’s music. I miss the good old days we spent together. James will always be the snake guy who had the big python and turned us on to snakes for a while. He was always a good friend to me. I remember a few times hanging out with him the last times seeing him and bbq-ing at his pad watching football. I have missed seeing him and Bobby/Nelson over the years…as well as the rest of the family.

    Bobby, Nelson, Beth, Patricia, and all…hello and just know I’ve been thinking a lot about you’ll lately. And, I was also very sorry to hear about your beloved Dad and husband passing as well. Unfortunately, I’m not in the immediate loop and hear about these things way late. I consider you’ll somewhat of extended family even after all the years that have passed by as I spent a lot of time with Bobby and the family growing up. Those memories and times don’t go away.

    I share in your grief. I wish nothing but the best for all of you. I hope I get a chance to see you’ll again some time. God bless. Not sure if you’ll will read this but I hope that you do.

    Phil Olasky

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