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Jeremy Edison Watts

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Jeremy Edison Watts, 41, of Mills River, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Jeremy was a son of Jean Bishop Owenby and the late Jerry Edison Watts. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Hewitt and Eva Bishop; aunt, Carolyn McGraw and uncles Wayne, Donnie and Eddie Bishop.
Jeremy was a loving husband, father, son and friend. He knew the Lord as his personal savior and the family celebrates knowing he is reunited with his dad. He was an avid NASCAR (Kyle Busch) fan and loved his Carolina Panthers. Jeremy was the life of the party and jokester of the family. He was affectionately known as J Dub by his nephews and Uncle G by his niece. He loved his furry companions, Bruno and Milo. Jeremy was a 1993 Graduate of East Henderson High School and attended Blue Ridge Community college. He was a self-employed carpenter in residential construction.
Jeremy is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Stephanie Russell Watts; two beautiful daughters, Hannah, a senior at UNC Wilmington, and Eva of the home; mother, Jean Bishop Owenby; stepfather, Buster Owenby; brother, Jeffery Shane Watts; step-sister, Crystal Lance (Michael); step-brother, Robbie Owenby; grandparents, Elmer and Mabel Watts; uncle, Ray Watts (Elvonne); aunts, Fay Gosnell (Earl), Donna Nix and Doris Brown (Steve); two brothers and sisters-in-law and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jeremy's life will be held at 3pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Balfour Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Cook officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3pm at the church.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, otherwise memorials may be made to Greenville Children's Hospital, where Hannah was a cancer survivor.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 5, 2016
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