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Gene Watts

September 19, 1939 September 7, 2015
Gene Watts
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Gene Watts age 75 of Jackson, KY passed away Monday, September 07, 2015 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY, surrounded by his family. Gene was born on September 19, 1939 to the Late Opal and Andrew Watts. ��He was the owner and operator of Watts Funeral Home, a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Watts, KY, a 50 year member of Breathitt Masonic Lodge 649 F & AM, and a friend to all. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Myrtle Noble Watts of Jackson, KY; three loving and adorable children: ��Randy (Pam) Watts of Jackson, KY; Angie (Michael) Bellamy of Jackson, KY; Amy (Byron) Bellamy of Jackson, KY; four Grandchildren that were the light of his life: ��Jordan Watts, Luke Bellamy, Isaac Bellamy, and Elah Bellamy; one Great Grandson, Maxston Watts and his mother, Amanda Salyers; three sisters: ��Rosa Watts, Reva (John) Turner; Linda (Bob) Anderson; one sister-in-law, Donna Watts; all of Indiana; six brothers: ��Lee Watts, Howard (Diane) Watts, David (Juanita) Watts, Ben (Michelle) Watts, Albert (Kaye) Watts, Andy (Penny) Watts; all of Indiana; host of nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Combs; one brother, Hershel Watts, one sister-in-law, Martha Lou Watts, and one brother-in-law, Ora Combs. Gene served in the U.S. Army and was certified in Civil Defense and Advanced Course in American Red Cross for the Injured. ��He was recognized for his help and services in the 1959 Floyd County school bus crash and received a Medal of Merit from the government. ��He was also a member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and served as Breathitt County Coroner for five years and worked in the Coroner's office for 20 years. ��He was awarded the Breathitt County Business award in 2008. ��He strived to maintain a respectable family owned business. ��At the time of his passing he was working on his book, "The Life of a Funeral Director." Gene considered everything good in his life a gift from God and he gave richly out of what God had given. ��He was a man of integrity in all he did and generous with all he had. ��He lived in such a way and was a friend to such an extreme that he changed lives. ��The example he left us with was to live a life full of charity and to love your fellow man.��


Friday, September 11, 2015-1:00 p.m.

Watts Funeral Home Chapel


Thursday, September 10, 2015-6:00 p.m.

Watts Funeral Home

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