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Celebrating the life of

Dr. William (Bill) Stewart Watt

February 25, 1937 - May 03, 2021

Dr. William (Bill) Stewart Watt

Dr. William “Bill” Stewart Watt passed away peacefully at home on May 3rd, 2021 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 84 years old.
Bill was born in Perth, Scotland on Feb 25th, 1937, the eldest of 6 children to Min and Dave Watt.

He attended Perth Academy, graduating with Honors and was awarded the Science Medal in 1955.  He then enrolled in St. Andrew’s University where he graduated with Honors in Physical Chemistry on 1959 despite having spent a great deal of time on the famous “Old Course”. He graduated from Leeds University with a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1962 where he won the J. B. Cohen Research Prize.

Bill was granted a research fellowship at Cornell University in space technology, 1962-64. Subsequently he worked at Cornell Aeronautics Laboratory, US Naval Research Lab and WJ Schafer Associates, where he was involved in laser technology and program development. He was CEO of Lawrence Associates, 1994-95 and President of WSW Consulting Inc. from 1996-2000. He was an active member of the US Army Science Board 1992-98.

He moved to The Landings in 1999 with his wife, Adele primarily to play golf throughout the year. He was a member of the St. Andrews Society and the founding member of The Landings Malt Scotch Group.

He is survived by his loving wife, Adele; sons Craig (Moscow, ID) and Rorie, (Juneau, AK), and daughter Sarah (McLean, VA) Watt; his step sons Erich (Devon, PA) and Greg Sizelove (Arlington, VA); and his eight grandchildren, Dasia Glenn, Jasper MacNaughton, Reuben MacNaughton, Samual Sizelove, Benjamin Sizelove, Maxwell Sizelove, Bridget Sizelove and Kanen Sizelove.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021 at The Palmetto Club at The Landings.

                                                                                                                                   

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Mr William (Bill)Watt I'm glad I had the pleasure and privilege to meet you and wife in such a short precious period of time my Prayers & Condolences goes out to Family & Friends Mr Watt you will truely be missed by all

- Phyllis Alexander, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry to lose our neighbor and wish Adele and the Family our condolences.

- Jack and Eleanor Kiel, Savannah, Georgia

Bill was a dear friend of mine, a through the years friend, a friend who made time to come see Andy and me when it had been too long, a friend who cared about his family and friends, who sang soulfull Scottish ballads with his brother and a friend who walked faster than anyone I know, a friend who did not mind me being a third wheel on a very special trip to Scotland and who translated for me and told me what “on yer bike” really means. I loved knowing Bill and will miss him terribly. He and Adele mean a great deal to me. It is impossible right now to think of one without the other. So, I will focus on the wonderful memories, like Bill running across my front yard holding a Thanksgiving Turkey the size of a small cow.

- Sandy Anderson, Ft Myers Beach, FL

Bill was a dear friend of mine, a through the years friend, a friend who made time to come see Andy and me when it had been too long, a friend who cared about his family and friends, who sang soulfull Scottish ballads with his brother and a friend who walked faster than anyone I know, a friend who did not mind me being a third wheel on a very special trip to Scotland and who translated for me and told me what “on yer bike” really means. I loved knowing Bill and will miss him terribly. He and Adele mean a great deal to me. It is impossible right now to think of one without the other. So, I will focus on the wonderful memories, like Bill running across my front yard holding a Thanksgiving Turkey the size of a small cow.

- Sandy Anderson, Ft Myers Beach, FL

God bless and comfort each family member.

- Brenda Elaine Cole, Houston, Texas

Sarah, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

- Robin R. Griffin, Winchester, VA

We were so surprised and so sorry to read Bill Obituary. We have enjoyed many social gatherings during the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Adele and family!

- Patrick and Judy Green, Savannah, Ga

We lost a dear friend in Bill and we'll always remember the wonderful times we shared with him and Adele. Bill was a staunch ally and supportive friend during my years in the government, and the friendship continued long after. I will sorely miss my old confidant and golfing buddy. Dwight & Eileen Duston, Laguna Niguel, California

- Dwight & Eileen Duston, Laguna Niguel, CA

Bill was a wonderful and enjoyable friend over the years. We spent many years on golf trips and Bill would make the group his Scottish potatoes, that were loved by all. We enjoyed many times with Bill and Adele, and our sincere condolences go out to Adele and their family. Bill and his kilt will be missed. God Bless!

- Don & Jackie Gregory, Hendersonville, NC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200