William R. Watts

17 July, 194220 October, 2019

GASTON – William R. Watts, 77, was born July 17, 1942 in Gaston, SC and passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was a son of the late Hortence G. Mellette and Homer T. Watts.

Mr. Watts was a member of Emmanuel Community Church in Springfield, SC. He was a self-employed welder and an avid hunter.

He is survived by his daughter, Terrie Bayles of Cleveland, TN; three sons, Chris Watts of Gaston, Joe Watts of Swansea and Jeremy Courtney of Norfolk, VA; sister, Janice Boldt of Gaston and brother, Earl Watts of Gaston. He was predeceased by his brother, O. T. Watts.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Watts Family Cemetery, 1115 Busbee Road, Gaston.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, 23 October , 2019


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Tracy Boozer Mills

November 7, 2019

Chris, Joe and Terry ,
I'm sorry to hear this ,just heard today or I would have made it to the service . I know him and daddy are in heaven fishing having a good ole time as they use to years ago laughing and cutting up something awful . They always had good time's together . Good memories. Keeping ya'll in my thoughts and prayers .

Lisa Nelson

October 24, 2019

So sorry to hear about Buddy. Prayers are with the Watts family. Condolences from the Chandler/Steele/Nelson families of First Creek Rd.

Ann Driggers

October 23, 2019

Terrie, Joe and Chris, it is with sadness of heart that I share my condolences with you all. Buddy was a great man. He will be missed by all. Our friendship was a long one. We can't make the memorial service but will be praying for you all. Love you.