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Bruce B. Watts

March 13, 1932 November 13, 2020
Bruce B. Watts
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Obituary for Bruce B. Watts

Mr. Bruce B. Watts, 88, of Pritchett, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 in Longview. Bruce was born in Holly Grove, Arkansas on March 13, 1932 to the late Alvin Watts and Esther Fannin Watts. He was a retired Lineman and worked for the L.E. Myers Company. Mr. Watts served in the United States Army on the Korean peninsula during that conflict. Bruce enjoyed serving his community. He was a Past President of the Morris Cemetery Association, served on the Union Grove ISD School Board, was one of the founding members of the Pritchett Water Supply Company, and also was a member and served as an elder for the Pritchett Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Watts; son, R.B. Watts, daughters, Pam Slaven, Connie Irons, and stepdaughter Stacia Dugger; 4 grandchildren, Mark Eitel, Brandon Eitel, Devan Renfro, and Rachel Watts, 12 great grandchildren, Katlyn Gunn, Jake Shannon, Jayden Shannon, Hunter Eitel, Weston Eitel, Kobe Renfro, Katelyn Renfro, Jaylen Lewis, Ethan Lewis, Peyton Laake, Madison Renfro, and Ryker Renfro; brothers, Loyd Watts Lawton Watts, and Junior Watts, and sister, Joyce Summerhill.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, and wife, JoAnn Watts, son, Mark Douglas Watts, stepson, Eugene Johnson, brothers, Bill Watts George Watts, Earl Watts, Ervin Watts, and Kenneth Watts, sisters, Jewell Breeding, and Vera Watts.

Funeral services for Mr. Watts will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 16, 2020, in the Chapel of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer; with Bro. Jack Wilkie and Bro H.L. Shirey officiating with interment to follow at Morris Cemetery. Mr. Watts will be available for viewing Monday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer prior to the funeral.

The family requests donations be made to the Morris Cemetery Association in lieu of flowers.

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Visitation

Monday

16

Nov

1:00 PM 11/16/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/16/2020 2:00:00 PM
Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer

305 West Harrison Street
P.O. Box 835
Gilmer, TX 75644

Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer
305 West Harrison Street Gilmer 75644 TX
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

16

Nov

2:00 PM 11/16/2020 2:00:00 PM
Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer

305 West Harrison Street
P.O. Box 835
Gilmer, TX 75644

Croley Funeral Home - Gilmer
305 West Harrison Street Gilmer 75644 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Morris Cemetery Final Resting Place

Upshur County
Gilmer, TX 75645

Upshur County Gilmer 75645 TX
United States
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