Willard Ray Watts, 50, of Evensville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. He was born on March 11, 1970, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of the late Donny Ray and Carolyn Dianna Dennison Watts. Willard was also preceded in death by his brother, John McConkey; and his sister, Robby Lucas.
Willard was raised in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., and lived in Dayton since 1992. He was a shift manager in Wendy’s for the last six years, worked at Krystal for two years, employed at Lear for five years and at Lowe’s for several months. Willard enjoyed reading the Bible and fishing. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Dayton. “Willard was a good person, always liked to help others. He was caring and loved his family. Willard had a big heart.”
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sandra Daine Watts; son, Michael (Kasie) Cox and granddaughter, Sophia Cox, of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Derik (Cheyenne) Watts, and grandchildren, Nickolas Watts, Khloe Watts, Zellie Watts and Kaydence Watts, all of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; daughter, Amanda (Coy) Hayes, and grandson, Xander Hayes, of Dayton; son, RJ “Meat Head” (Laura Beth) Watts, and grandchildren, Deytona Watts and Branston Watts, of Dayton; sons, Robert Watts and Daniel “Bonehead” Watts, both of Dayton; son, Rex Howe, Jr., and granddaughter, Jocelynn Eliza Howe, of Dayton; brother, Tommy (Barbara) Dennison, and niece and nephew, Rocky and Cassandra, of Hixson, Tenn.; brother, Daniel Watts, of Fla,; sister, Donna Jean Watts, of Fla.; and nieces, Kristen and Brittany, of Smithville, Tenn.
A memorial service for Willard will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, at First United Pentecostal Church in Dayton.
Share memories of Willard on his online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.