Gene V. Watts

September 19, 1924September 24, 2013
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Gene V. Watts, age 89, of Bloomington, died Tuesday evening at his residence. Born September 19, 1924 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Virgil and Martha (Robinson) Watts. He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and enjoyed walking, gardening and backing, coaching, and attending sports activities from Little League to high school to Indiana University. He was a retired letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Bloomington. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Watts, of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Renee Watts, of Brazil, Indiana and two grandchildren, Megan and Stephen Watts, both of Brazil. He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, Patricia “Patsy” (Howard) Watts, on March 7, 2000, his beloved son, Grant Watts, on February 20, 2011 and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Olive Watts, Leonard and Gladys Watts and Herbert and Litta Watts. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor John Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday. The family suggests to friends who wish might make memorial contributions to Monroe County United Ministries; 827 W. 14th Ct.;Bloomington, IN 47404.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2013

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October 1, 2013

So sorry Susan for your loss of a very sweet man. Enjoyed knowing him and seeing him on the bus going to the Auditorium shows. Coral Mulinix

October 1, 2013

Gene was a person who always had a smile and a great attitude. He made me feel good about teaching and coaching in our schools. He was a positive influence on many lives. Rest with peace. Terry & Susie Thompson

October 1, 2013

What a special man Gene was. He always had a smile on his face and some funny story to share. Gene was out mail carrier for many years down on S. Walnut Street. He and Patsy were also close friends to my parents. God only takes the very best!

Erin Buckner Dulin (Brazil, Indiana)

Marvin Christman

September 30, 2013

I wish to sent my condolences for the passing of Gene. I am Marvin Christman, and my grandmother Bertie(Robinson) Christman, and Gen's Mom were sisters. I remember well our visits with with Virgil & "Marthie". as she was called. I had been wanting to stop and see Gene for sometime, but just didn't get there. I am so sorry now, that I couldn't find time.

Marvin Christman

Colleen Mulinix

September 30, 2013

I will always remember Gene Watts as a kind, caring man.

melinda sowder

September 30, 2013

Susan...I am so very sorry about your Dad's passing. My love and prayers are with you and all your family..

Abby Pietsch

September 29, 2013

Susan and family, so sorry to learn of your father's passing. He was a lovely man. May you be comforted by fond memories at this time and always.

Abby Pietsch and Mother

September 28, 2013

Susan,Cletis and Lois Sparks send their deepest regrets at your lose. We know you will miss him. but you have been a fine daughter. Love, Lois and Cletis

Madelene Sue Bartley

September 27, 2013

Susan, Renee, Megan, and Stephen -

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I have many great memories of time spent with
Uncle Gene as I was growing up. Gene and Patsy's home always felt so loving and warm.

In loving memory of a wonderful person.

His niece, Sue Watts Bartley