James Watt

Dr. James T. Watt LUBBOCK- Memorial services for Dr. James T. Watt, 90, of Lubbock will be held at First Christian Church at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home. Dr. Watt passed from this life on Sept. 27, 2013. James Taggart Watt was born May 23, 1923 in Greenfield, Ohio to John Paul Watt and wife Margaret Taggart Watt. He graduated from Edward Lee McLain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. He enrolled in the New England Conservatory, Boston, Mass. And this was interrupted with a three year stint in the U.S. Navy. After the stint in the Navy, Mr. Watt enrolled in the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio where he received his BS in 1950. He received his MA from The Ohio State University in 1960. He accepted a teaching position at Texas Tech University and after a couple of years he returned to the Ohio State University and received his PhD in 1965. He returned to teach at Texas Tech University School of Business. While he taught in the School of Business at Texas Tech, he also was the organist for St. Paul on the Plains Episcopal Church for 20 years. He later accepted a position with the A&M University at Corpus Christi, Texas and retired from that University in 1988. While he was in Corpus Christi, he was the organist for the St. Luke United Methodist Church. After he retired, he returned to Lubbock to make his home. He accepted the job as organist for the First Christian Church and served in that position for 8 years. Jim started his music studies at an early age, first the piano, then the organ. His first job as organist was for the First Methodist Church in Greenfield, Ohio. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, and has received his fifty year membership pin. While working on his degrees at The Ohio State University, he served as organist for the Scottish Rite Temple and was the accompanist for the Choir. Jim is survived by his nephews, James Thomas Watt and wife Linda, and Stephen Paul Watt; three grandnephews; one grandniece; three great-grandnephews; and one great-grandniece. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church Music Department.

Funeral Home

Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 763-6433

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Sept. 29, 2013