Robert B. "Bob" Watts, 82, of Crothersville, passed away at 12:57 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
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Bob was born Oct. 5, 1931 in Uttica, Ind.; he was the son of Walter B. and Maude (Wilder) Watts.
He was a lifelong farmer who worked hard all of his life.
Bob served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and then served in the US Army Reserve for 14 years, was a member of the Crothersville VFW Post #1083 where he served on the funeral detail and served as a advocate for over 30 years.
He was a member of the Crothersville United Methodist Church and was active in the Crothersville FFA and a lifelong member of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
Bob was a 1949 Crothersville High School graduate and attended Purdue extension courses while working on the family farm.
On March 17, 1990, he married Virginia (Mosley) Watts who survives in Crothersville.
Other survivors include a son, Brad (LaDonna) Watts of Commiskey; step children: Sylvia Theland of Yorktown, Va., Albert Chapman of Scottsburg, Dennis Chapman of Seymour, John (Tracie) Lankford, Lexington, Ind., Theresa Lankford of Crothersville; step daughter, Linda (Billy) Judge of Scottsburg; grandchildren: Donnie (Suzanne) Watts of Indianapolis, Loni Watts of Scottsburg, Brad (Michelle) Watts of Crothersville and Stephanie Wheeler of Commiskey; 15 step grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, and sister in law, Laura Watts of Columbus.
Bob's first wife, Wanda Rhude passed away March 30, 1986. A brother, Stanley Watts and a stepdaughter, Debbie Chapman preceded him in death.
The Rev. David Schill will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery with the color guard from the Crothersville VFW Post #1083 conducting graveside services.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 4 to until 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, both at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be given to Crothersville United Methodist Church c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN, 47229
Published in The Jackson County Banner from Mar. 31 to Apr. 7, 2014