Walter James Watson, Sr., age 74, of Powhatan, passed away July 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Renee Pleasant Watson; father, James Lester Watson; brother, William Payne. He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Marie Watson; sons, Walter James Watson Jr. and Norman L. Watson (Lori); grandson, Norman L. Watson Jr.; granddaughter, Lorissa Blacknell of Powhatan; sister, Frances Payne Shelton of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Walter retired from Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control of the Commonwealth. He loved fishing and nursery work with trees and was proud of his lawn. Walter's wishes were to have no funeral services.