James Daniel Watson Sr., 82, of Arkadelphia died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Arkadelphia.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Mauldin, the son of Harvey and Emma Loy Watson. Dan was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark Watson; three brothers, Randal, Ralph and Darrel Watson; and one sister, Mary Shuffield.
Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Linda Watson; one son, Danny (Sandra) Watson of Arkadelphia; two daughters, Debbie (Wayne) Page of Arkadelphia and Joyce (Ron) Arnold of Longview, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Myrtie Nahas of Hot Springs.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home with Dr. Lee McGlone officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 1 p.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home. The online guest register is available at www.ruggleswilcox.com.