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ROBERT FRANKLIN DELANO "BOBBY" WATTS

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ROBERT
FRANKLIN
DELANO 'BOBBY'
WATTS, 83

LAKELAND - Robert Franklin Delano 'Bobby' Watts, 83, died May 3, 2018. Bobby was born in Miami, FL on Jan. 27, 1935.
With the exception of a brief stint in the Navy, Bobby spent his entire life in Florida, working for the railroad, owning a gym and auto parts stores. For 43 years he was the very proud owner of the Bobby Watts Speed Shop. One of his first jobs was with 'Big Daddy, Don Garlits' the 'King of Drag Racing.'
Over his entire life he never missed a day of work except when he was in the hospital.
An avid drag racer as a young man, and harmonica player in his later years, he found happiness in his racing and music, and strength from his Savior Jesus Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Loring M. Watts, Sr. and Iola 'Mary' Whitlock Watts Wood, his brother Loring M. 'Mickey' Watts, Jr. and his sisters Jessie Mattair and Janie Barnett.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Anne Watts and his son, Gordon Watts.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sat., May 12 at the Fellowship Church Assembly of God, 4405 N. Galloway Rd, Lakeland.
Condolences to the family may be given at www.gentry-morrison. com .
In lieu of flowers, please follow Bobby's example and give to someone in need.

Published in Ledger from May 10 to May 11, 2018
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