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Julian Calvin Watson

November 28, 1944 - January 29, 2022

A private service celebrating Julian’s life will be held at Tharp Funeral Home.

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Julian Calvin Watson of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on January 29, 2022, at the age of 77. He leaves behind the love of his life, Gloria Nell Watson, to whom he was married for 55 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Fred (Cindy), Bobby, and Joey (Lisa), his grandchildren, Abby and Ben, and his brothers, Jimmy (Joan) and Danny (Deb).

The son of the late James Styles Watson and Myrtle Staples Watson, Julian was born on November 28, 1944, in Newport News, Virginia. He was a graduate of E. C. Glass High School and Lynchburg College.

Julian was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He traveled the world aboard, and was a plank owner of, the Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier, USS America.

A gifted machinist, Julian retired from Areva. He was also an avid pool player, a passion he shared for many years with his good friend, Bill Davis.

In his retirement, Julian volunteered with the Humane Society of Campbell County, and for several years he was the PetSmart Santa Claus.

A private service celebrating Julian’s life will be held at Tharp Funeral Home.

Please direct any memorial donations to the Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Sent Blessings to the family, you are in our Prayers. From the Wilson And Williams Family

Posted by Gail Williams on February 5, 2022

Nell we were heartbroken to hear about Jupe. Although we are far away, we are with you and your family in spirit. Sending prayers with love and hugs.

Posted by Margaret and Bob Riffe on February 3, 2022

My heart remains heavy for you all . I remember what fun we had when family would get together. Jupe always had the kindest smile, and gave the best hugs. Nell, you and Jupe were the couple everyone should aspire to be. Please know my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Amy Waller on February 3, 2022

My heart remains heavy for you all . I remember what fun we had when family would get together. Jupe always had the kindest smile, and gave the best hugs. Nell, you and Jupe were the couple everyone should aspire to be. Please know my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Amy Waller on February 3, 2022

While I wish I could be there with you all in person, my heart is there with you today. Some of my fondest memories from growing up were made there on Augusta Street, coming to visit with your family. Sending love and my deepest condolences.

Posted by Rob Daniel (Bobby) on February 3, 2022

Nell, all of my thoughts and prayers are with you as well as the entire family. I will never forget all of those great times on Augusta Street where Jupe, yourself and the rest of our family spent so much time together. I think back on those times often with such fond memories. Jupe was a one-of-a-kind man for sure and will be truly missed. My deepest sympothies

Posted by Jared Daniel on February 3, 2022

Nell, Jeff and I are so saddened to hear the news about Jupe. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.....

Posted by tanya burge on February 2, 2022

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jupe. Our deepest condolences to the Watson family, may your memories sustain you during these difficult times. You're in our prayers...…..

Posted by Greg & Jenny McComrick on February 1, 2022

Nell,Words will never be able to express our sadness of Mr.Jupe's passing.We pray for comfort and solitude,in knowing we stand with you during this difficult time.We send you our Love.

Posted by Andrew & Cynthia Perkins on February 1, 2022

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