James Waterman

November 7, 1931October 31, 2012

James L. Waterman, age 80, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Waterman was a native of Sullivan County and the son of the late Earl and Sudie Waterman. He ran Waterman’s Gas and Grocery Store for 42 years. Mr. Waterman was of the Baptist faith. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, Violet Waterman, a son, Todd Waterman and wife Becky; brothers: Gordon Waterman and Bud Waterman; five grandchildren: Brett Flora, Katie Flora, Anna Flora, Adam Flora and Blake Waterman, along with several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service for Mr. Waterman will be conducted on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park with Chaplin Mike Pelham, officiating. Honorary pallbearers are David Waterman, Tony Grizzle, Randall Shelton and Joe Blakley. The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice and to the other wonderful caregivers of Mr. Waterman. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice, 200 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee, 37660. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Waterman family.


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Angela Marcum

November 9, 2013

Good man!! I remember going to their store all the time walking over from the flea market. Him and his wife were always good to me and occasionally give me candy.

Larry and Paula Pope

November 5, 2012

Violet, Todd and Family,

We are so sorry of hear of Jim's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Hooker

November 4, 2012

Mrs. Waterman & Todd, Sorry to hear of Jim's passing away. You and your family will be in our Prayers.
David Hooker & Family

Sue Bragg

November 4, 2012

Very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I fondly remember going down to Waterman's to pick up milk or something with my mom and dad. Praying for your family.
Sue Grove Bragg

November 2, 2012

Violet, Todd, and the Family, Vil and I offer our sincere sympathy. We remember Jim as a good man and you, Violet, as a good helpmate. We wish for you all peace and comfort during this time. Sam and Vil Morrell

November 2, 2012

Violet & family,
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in our prayers & thoughts.
Denise Shivley-Neal & families.

Stanley Smith

November 1, 2012

Violet, Todd and Family, Stanley and I are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We have had both Jim and Violet on our minds heavily lately. If there is anything at all that you need, please let us know. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless each and everyone of you. Love with our deepest Sympathy, Stanley and Gina Smith

Gary Hooker

November 1, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing; He was a good man, and a friend to everyone in the community. He will be missed. Gary Hooker