James Howard Watrous, age 71 of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 with his children by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Watrous and Norma and Robert Hemingson; sisters, Marion Mayou, Jean Watrous and Juanita Czapek; brother, Dick Watrous. Jim is survived by his children, Robert (Wendy) Watrous, Mindy (Craig) Clarida, Ryan (Jamie) Watrous and their mother, Joyce (Charlie) Martin; grandchildren, Robby (Jeannie), Brandon (Michelle) Watrous, Casey Clarida, Denver VanBeck, Tyler Morlock, Zach Watrous, Kyle Myers; great-grandchildren, Lexy, Ashton, Madison, Macey, Cash, Natalie and Monroe; brother, Guy (GeorgaAnn) Watrous. Jim worked at Velting Contractors for 25 years. His love for animals was endless. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 1-2 PM with funeral services Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 PM at the Roth-Gerst Chapel, 350 N. Hudson, Lowell, Rev. Nate Gray of Elmdale Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Elmdale Church of the Nazarene, 11830 Drew Rd., Alto, MI 49302.