James Watson, 63, of Chester died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Van Buren. He was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Chester. He worked for Macsteel/Gerdau and was an Army veteran.

Memorial service was Aug. 25 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated.

He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Watson-McDonnor of Chester; a sister, Jane Key of Van Buren; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at https://donate4.cancer.org.