December 26, 1932 - September 05, 2020
DONALD WATT – December 26, 1932 – September 5, 2020
Donald Watt, 87, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, September 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to Margaret Watson Watt and Samuel Watt. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. While stationed in Orange, TX, he met and later married Iona McGuire.
Don and Iona lived in Nederland, TX and raised four children. He retired from Texaco in 1992 and relocated to Lake Amanda in Colmesneil, TX.
Don was active in the communities where he lived. He helped start the Nederland Heritage Festival, was a member of the Nederland JAYCEEs, was a Board member for the Camp Fire Girls club, a volunteer at Caring Is Sharing in Woodville and was a member of the Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville as well as a member of its Men’s Club. He attended St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church after moving to Port Arthur.
Don was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Iona Watt, his loving wife of 65 years, his brother, Samuel James Watt, of Branford, CN, daughter, Donna Don Hayes (Wesley) of Nederland, TX, sons, Fred Watt (Peggy) of Port Arthur, Douglas Watt (Deb) of Albuquerque, NM and Samuel Watt (Alison) of Port Neches, grandchildren, Lee Philpott, Richard Philpott, Caitlyn Cox, Madalyn Hayter, Levi Hayes, Makenna Watt, Ashton Martin and Tyler Fletcher, as well as eight great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Woodville, TX at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Colmesneil Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Michael Strother. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike McGuire, Lee Philpott, Richard Philpott, Levi Hayes, Tyler Cox, and Ty Philpott. Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Fletcher and Ashton Martin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville, TX or St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in Port Arthur, TX.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville, Texas.