Bernard Samuel Watts, 82, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. A native of South Boston, Va., he was the son of the late John Samuel Watts and Vena Louise Powell Watts.
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He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Edward and Harvey Watts; and a sister, Lennie Clements.
Mr. Watts was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from the Continental Can Co. Woodlands Division. He was the production manager for Continental's sawmill in McKenney and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 48 years, Peggy Brockwell Watts; a daughter, Debra Watts Owens and husband, Brian of Harrisburg, N.C.; stepsons, Robert P. Townsend and wife, Jody of Richmond, Kevin S. Townsend of Wilsons; sisters, Frances Watts of Lynchburg, Evelyn Watts Moore of Richmond; granddaughters, Shannon Nicole Owens and Kristin Kelly Owens of Harrisburg, N.C.; grandsons, Travis B. Townsend of Bremerton, Wash., and Brandon S. Townsend of Dinwiddie; great-granddaughter, Blakelynne Townsend of Bremerton, Wash.; with several nieces; nephews; cousins; aunts; and uncles.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Gene Ballance officiating. Burial to follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 1226 W. Roslyn Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 or to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from June 21 to June 22, 2014