Funeral Services for Troy E. Watts, 97, Eudora, KS will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Dennard Community Church in Dennard, Arkansas. Burial will follow in the Dennard Cemetery. He died on Friday, May 7, 2010 at his home in Eudora, Kansas.
He was born on September 28, 1912 in Rumley, AR, the son of Charles B. & Effie Newland Watts. He had lived in Eudora since 1959, when he moved here from Arkansas.
Mr. Watts was a retired custodian for the Eudora Public Schools. He retired after 25 years of service.
He was married to Dovie Geary on September 30, 1933 in Rumley, AR. She preceded him in death in 1971.
Survivors include: a son, Charlie J. (wife, Mary Ann), of Eudora, KS, two sisters; Lillian Swanson and Pauline Archer of Gault, CA, six grandchildren (Billy Ray Watts, Telisa Lopez, Stephanie Steiniger, Melissa Pittman, Terry Watts and Barry Watts), fifteen great grandchildren (Michelle Boyles, Stephen Hackett, Joe McCain, Caleb Hackett, Felisha Textor, Zane Pittman, Hannah Pittman, Chloe Pittman, George Watts, Sadie Pittman, Devon Orth, Troy (T.J) Watts, Sarah Watts, Isaac Watts, Luke Watts), seven great-great grandchildren (Skila Boyles, Sara McCain, Kaylee McCain, Kyle McCain, Kailyn Krosp, Kira Rhodes, Brinx Krosp), several nephews (Erle Watts, Eddie Watts, Glen Watts, Jerry Watts, Gary Archer, Lyle Archer) and a niece (Rita Manning). A son, a granddaughter and three siblings, also preceded him in death.
The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Eudora Food Pantry and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
I am sad to learn of Troy’s passing. I have some wonderful memories of “Toy” going all the way back to my college days at YC. I know there are so many who will miss him as you do.
Troy has touched so many people in his life and he left his mark on all of us. A good man with basic values, a lesson for all of us to take in. I’ll miss him driving down the street waving to the boys.
We are sorry for your loss, but glad for the happy times you had with Troy. Mom enjoyed his company for some time. Our prayers are with you.
Charlie and family,
I remember Troy clear back from my grade school days at Eudora many years ago. Once you got to know him, you learned that he was a kind man with a big heart. May God bless you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you all.
We are sorry to hear about Uncle Troy. Our prays are with you. Mother thought a lot of Uncle Troy. Janette James Cooper’s Family