James Walter Watt Jr.

January 15, 1926May 22, 2021

James W. Watt, Jr. “Jimmy”, 95, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. He was born in Demopolis, Alabama to James W. Watt, Sr. and Inez Jeffrey Watt on January 15, 1926. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Jimmy graduated from Murphy High School, as well as Alabama Poly Tech (Auburn University). Jimmy was retired from the Alabama State Health Department. He was a true southern gentleman who never met a stranger. Jimmy loved spending time in Lower Peachtree, hunting, and Auburn Football.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Smith Watt; his parents; and one brother, L. Jeffrey Watt.

He is survived by his sons, James “Jamey” W. Watt, III (Jamie) and Louis “Lou” S. Watt (Diane); grandsons, J. Ryan Watt (GeeGee) and Christopher R. Watt (Sydney); great-grandchildren, Colton E. Watt and Madelyn R. Owens; as well as nieces, nephews, and other cherished family and friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Andrea Samuels.

Visitation for Jimmy will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Pine Crest Funeral Home on Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile, with a graveside service immediately following in Pine Crest Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Ryan Watt, Chris Watt, Fred Allman, Rick Greer, Kenny Helton, Andrea Samuels, Stephen Smith, and Wesley Watt.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to South Brookley United Methodist Church. 3755 Dauphin Island Parkway Mobile, Al 36605.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 29, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 29, 2021


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Ellen Killough

June 3, 2021

Sending my condolences to you, Mr. Jimmy's family. He meant a great deal to many people. But more than that, the good care and attention he received from you at home made his later years much better and more secure. Thank you Diane for bringing him to South Brookley UMC for church and special occasions and meals. We have missed his supporting presence over these last few years. I think he and my Daddy, Mr. Dan Killough,(nicknamed "Mr. Dan") were good friends. Neither of them were too talkative, but when together they visited a lot. At least twice, Mr. Jimmy invited Dad to come over and pick scupernongs, those "big round southern grapes", as Pastor Virginia called them. Dad liked them as snacks, and I think he made a little wine to sip when he got hot in summertime. After Dad gave up beekeeping, he learned wine making. After he became too stiff with arthritis,
I loved helping him pick and gather fruit for his wine. So, Dad asked me to help him pick at Mr. Jimmy's on Staples. I remember us talking in your big, groomed yard... "What a great gardener Mr. Jimmy is!" And, Dad expounded to me that keeping a vineyard producing good fruit is much more involved than just regular gardening. He always said Mr. Jimmy was "more than a gardener" to keep his vineyard producing sweet fruit. Daddy went to heaven July 1, 2013. Nowadays he and Mr. Jimmy have forever to Praise Jesus, and to visit about their yards, the vineyard on Staples, and wine making!! The Bible says we will not cry nor have bad memories with us in heaven; I believe we will keep some good memories.
And, of course, Jesus is present and close by -- all the time.
Remembering Mr. Jimmy... sincerely, Ellen Killough.

Debbie Stringer

May 30, 2021

Sending you our love, thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Mr Watt was truly a kind man. I know he will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Much love from Walter and Debbie Stringer

Betty Fowler

May 30, 2021

We remember James Watt, Jr. beloved and known to members of the Parkway Senior Citizen Center as "Jimmy" for his friendly and engaging manner and who was a member of the senior center for many years. On behalf of the Parkway Senior Citizen Foundation and senior center members, we extend our deepest condolences to his family. We will miss his trademark smile.

Elaine Watt Starkey

May 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jimmy’s passing, he will be missed. We send our sympathies to all of our extended family.

Wesley and Susan Watt

May 25, 2021

Uncle Jimmy was a loving, giving, charming and good humored southern gentleman.

He loved to visit anyone who had a pot of coffee to share. His smile was contagious and he made you feel so welcomed and loved.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Jamey Watt and Lou Watt and to their spouses and families.

Heaven has gained a good and faithful servant. We will miss him dearly but he will stay in our hearts forever. ❤️🙏