Watterson Samuel J. April 5, 1925 October 10, 2018 Samuel J. Watterson, 93, of Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Born April 5, 1925 in Ironto, Va. to Charles and Susan Goddwin Watterson. He was a World War II Veteran. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother, Charles "Buddy" Watterson; sister, Elizabeth Kicklighter; daughter, Lisa Watterson; and wife, Marynell Watterson. His interests included hunting, fishing, boating on Smith Mountain Lake, as well as a good game of checkers and never letting anyone win. He also loved going to the shooting matches and gunsmithing rifles to make a clean shoot on a target. As well as being friends with Buddy, Larry, Jack, Cecil, Tommy, Lawton, and Barnett to name a few. Mr. Watterson is survived by sister, Louise Spangler; son, Steve Watterson and wife, Carol; daughter, Rebecca Sue Watterson; grandchildren, Elizabeth Weingart and husband, Ed, Christopher Stockton and wife, Esther, and Jennifer Renzetti and husband, Rich; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Simpson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. (540)366-0707.


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