Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA


Thomas J. "Jack" Watts Sr.

May 17, 1939November 5, 2019

Thomas J. “Jack” Watts, Sr., 80, of LaGrange, GA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Hospice LaGrange.

Mr. Watts was born May 17, 1939 in Albertville, AL, son of the late Union Watts and Annie Mae Martin. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was the owner of Flooring Contracting Services. Mr. Watts proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Higgins.

Survivors include his wife, Fran Watts; children, Renita (Stan) Eversole, Thomas Watts, Jr., Robin (Randy) Banks, Lana Heard, and Billy Watts; grandchildren, Rick Heard, Wesley (Ayla) Banks, Paige Heard, Mary Frances (Denver) Wylie, Stanton Eversole, Justin Banks, Laura Frances Banks, and Makaylah Watts; great grandchildren, Ava Harmon, Jaxon Heard, Waylon Heard, and Weston Morris; sister, Brenda (Greg) Cook; and special family friends Noah Berryhill, Jessica Cook, Tim Adams, Brandon Puccio, and Heather Walker.

Celebration of Life services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Benefield and Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. The gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church. The burial, with military honors, will be at 11:00 A.M. (EST) Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, LaGrange, GA or Freewill Baptist Church, Hayesville, NC in memory of Mr. Thomas J. “Jack” Watts, Sr.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Frances Davis Watts, Wife
  • Renita (Stan) Eversole, Child
  • Thomas Watts Jr., Child
  • Robin (Randy) Banks, Child
  • Lana Heard, Child
  • Billy Watts, Child
  • Rick Heard, Grandchild
  • Wesley (Ayla) Banks, Grandchild
  • Paige Heard, Grandchild
  • Mary Frances (Denver) Wylie, Grandchild
  • Stanton Eversole, Grandchild
  • Justin Banks, Grandchild
  • Laura Frances Banks, Grandchild
  • Makaylah Watts, Grandchild
  • Ava Harmon, Great Grandchild
  • Jaxon Heard, Great Grandchild
  • Waylon Heard, Great Grandchild
  • Weston Morris, Great Grandchild
  • Brenda (Greg) Cook, Sister
  • Faye Higgins, Sister (deceased)
  • Union Watts, Father (deceased)
  • Annie Mae Martin, Mother (deceased)
  • Noah Berryhill, Special Family Friend
  • Jessica Cook, Special Family Friend
  • Tim Adams, Special Family Friend
  • Brandon Puccio, Special Family Friend
  • Heather Walker, Special Family Friend

  • Rick Heard
  • Wesley Banks
  • Stanton Eversole
  • Justin Banks
  • Noah Berryhill
  • Victor Pannell
  • Stacey Foster, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Grace Baptist Church
  • Freewill Baptist Church


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Thomas J. "Jack" Watts Sr.

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Faye Nelson

November 7, 2019

I only saw Jack a few times but he was a hoot to be around. I loved to hear the stories he told.
I heard more about him from other people about all the kind and thoughtful things he did for family and friends. May God be with his family and friends as they cope with this trying time. Try to remember the wonderful and fun times of Jack!

Carolyn Bryant

November 7, 2019

Fran I am so very sorry for your lose....Jacks struggle was a long hard one....you were an awesome care giver for him....he is at a peaceful sleep now......hugs and kisses...Love Carolyn

Loraine Crenshaw

November 6, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw ( Wellstar West Georgia Hospice )