Jerry Watts

Jerry Watts

May 28, 1941 - October 24, 2020
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Jerry A. Watts, 79, of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. He was born May 28, 1941 at Marvell to the late Henry and Dorothy Lynch Watts.
Jerry was reared and educated in Marvell, then served in the US Army in Germany for two years. He married Bettye Dailey on January 14, 1966 in Wright, then moved to Pine Bluff. He worked for International Paper for 32 years as a maintenance foreman before he retired.
Jerry loved playing golf and he loved the Razorbacks. He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid bird watcher. He was a member of Shannon Road Baptist Church.
Also preceding him in death were his siblings, Stanley Watts, Allen Watts, Kathy Walker and Doris Wallace.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bettye Watts; daughter, Cindy Nanny (Carl); son, Eric Watts; five grandchildren, Landon, Alec, Skyler, Gunner and Gracen; and one great grandchild, Claire.
Memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 30, 2020 at Shannon Road Baptist Church in Pine Bluff with Reverend Josh Blevins and Brother Gene Triplett officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 PM Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Shannon Road Baptist Church
    6817 Shannon Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30, 2020 2:00pm
    Shannon Road Baptist Church
    6817 Shannon Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bro. Josh Blevins
    Bro. Gene Triplett


Donations are being accepted for: ARKANSAS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (ACCOUNTING SLOT 663).


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Vonda Taylor

Posted at 11:49pm
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a great neighbor and a good man. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
Wyvonne Wages, Vonda, Lynn, Lauren & Kelli Taylor

Teresa Howie

Posted at 07:01pm
Ms. Bettye, Cindy and Eric, My heart aches for everyone. I am so sad to hear of Mr. Jerry's passing. He's always been a great man and neighbor. If we can help with anything, please let us know. Teresa, Shannon, Allison, Katie and Olivia Howie.

Chad Kelley

Posted at 12:36am
Mrs. Bettye and Eric, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Randy Alexander

Posted at 09:07pm
I worked with Jerry at IP. He was a good friend and will be missed. Rest in Peace old friend.

Norma Ray

Posted at 06:24pm
Bettye, we are so sorry about Jerry. He was always pleasant and so enjoyable to be around. He loved the Lord and his family. We miss him. Bill & Norma Ray

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