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“I will never forget Rev Jim and Daisy Watts. They came to our little eastern Kentucky church to help with bible school in 1968. He led me to Christ...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Rita Slone Miracle - Phelps, KY

“A great pastor called home. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Lynn

“Daisy, Thelma and Jim Jr., I have wonderful memories of you and Uncle Jim visiting us at the farm near Cromwell and then our trips to your place in...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Alan Watt - Nephew

“Mrs. Daisy, We are so sorry for your loss but it is definitely heaven's gain. He was a dedicated servant of God. We still cherish the memories of...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Alton & Marquita Crowe - KY

“Mrs. Daisy & family, Been praying for you. I have always had so much respect for Bro. Watt. He certainly contributed to my growth as a Christian,...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn & Craig Walker - Livermore, KY

“Kenny and I would like for you to know we are very sorry for your loss. I know you girls loved him dearly. I didn't know him but from listening to...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kenny and Anna Lindsey

“We are so sorry to read of Uncle Jim's passing. Also, that we cannot be there during this difficult time. He certainly lived what he preached. Please...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Charles "Andy" & Wanda Anderson - CA

“Jim, Jr. & Family; We were so sorry to read about the passing of your father. He was a great Christian pastor just like his son is. Please tell...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bob & Peggy Speer - Hawesville, KY

“Your family is in our prayers. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Brian Summers - Friend

“A light that will never cease to glow. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Allison Summers - Friend

“Bro. Watt and Mrs. Daisy have been long time friends of my parents, Ray and Marilyn Collins. He always treated me as a good friend too. When my...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Allison Summers - Bowling Green, KY

“Bro.Jim always told us that we would be "Friends forever". We loved him dearly. See you later Bro. Jim. Watch for us on the far side banks of Jordon...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ray and Marilyn Collins

13 of 16 | Posted by: HENRY & GENEVA BRISTOW - FL

“Dear Daisy and Family, Loving Memories of days gone by, serving Our Lord alongside such dear friends. Love You ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: carroll and robbie medley - IN

“Dear Daisy and Family, We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you. Heaven is definitely a brighter place as Jim has entered that...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Joe & Rene' Kreisle - Hawesville, KY

“Dear Ms. Daisy, Was so sorry to hear of Bro. Wyatt's passing. May God give you the comfort you seek in those days ahead of you.We at Cleaton thought...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra Whitworth

GREENVILLE - Rev. James Willard Watt, Sr., of Greenville, KY passed away joyfully in his home at 8:50AM on Friday, December 31, 2010. He was born in Cromwell, KY on March 30, 1921, to the late Lee and Dona Watt. Under a "hardship case" at age 16 he was part of C.C. Camp that built Hoover Dam. He surrendered to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 1952 and was licensed and ordained by Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. He served as a minister of the gospiel for 58 years, starting with his first pastorate, Pack Baptist Church in Rumsey, KY. He continued to pastor churches in Daviess, McLean, Union, Pike, and Christian Counties in Kentucky, and also Pine Lakes in Florida. He served as Associational Missionary in Lynn, Graves, and Pike Baptist Associations, and retired as Associational Missionary in Muhlenberg Association in 1986. While serving Pike County, he started several missions, 75% of which became self-supporting churches. After retirement, Bro. Watt was a "church planter" for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During this time, he pastored two churches and baptized eighty, He then served as a missionary in Idaho and in Southern California. At age 85, he continued to serve as an interim pastor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Daisy Anderson Watt; two children, a daughter, Thelma Watt (Charles) Shouse of Thousand Palms, CA, and a son, Rev. James Willard (Pat) Watt, Jr. of Greenville, KY; one sister, Violet Watt King, of Daytona Beach, FL; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many close and beloved friends.

Funeral services will be held at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, KY. Visitation will be open to the public at 4:00PM on Sunday, January 2, 2011. The funeral will be at 1:00PM on Monday, January 3, 2011. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Livermore, KY. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideon's International. Online condolences may be made at