May 14, 1945 - February 24, 2016
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 70
James Alexander Watt, age 70, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Watt was born May 14, 1945, to William R. Watt, Jr. and Flora Altmeyer Watt, who preceded him in death. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Mr. Watt attended North Central High School and obtained an associate's degree from Ivy Tech Community College.
He served two years in the U.S. Army, spending much of that time in Germany. He was a licensed plumbing contractor. He started his career with George A. Roesinger, worked twenty years for Freyn Brothers, Inc., and retired in 2002 from Leach and Russell. He was a member of Local 440 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, and was proud of his part in building many important structures in the community. In addition to his career in the plumbing industry, Mr. Watt also built the subdivision in Madison County known as Watt Landing. He was incredibly talented in creating, building, and fixing things, and had applied for a patent for his invention, the Boa Hanger, a plumbing device.
Mr. Watt was a person who always had a smile on his face. He took such joy in living, whether completing a job well done, traveling to new places, beachcombing, dancing, golfing, or enjoying any number of other pursuits at which he excelled. He enjoyed sharing his love of music and instruments with his children and grandchildren. The love that he felt for his family and friends, and the happiness he derived from being with them was unsurpassed.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine R. Watt and four children, Jason (Violeta) Watt, Chris (Mark) Skiles, Steven Watt, and Kevin (Krista) Watt. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Barbara (Eric) Aitken and Christina (John) Greifzu, ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his brother, John H. (Nina) Watt. Calling hours will take place from 3-6:30 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple. A Memorial Service will follow 6:30 P.M. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory.