Howard R. Watts Jr.
Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street
Newark, OH
Howard R. Watts, Jr.

NEWARK: A funeral service for Howard Watts, Jr., 91, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Chaplain Mike Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Sr. Newark.

Howard died peacefully Saturday April 18, 2015, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born January 24, 1924, in the home, to the late Howard R. and Ada D. Watts.

He retired from Newark Air Force Base in 1984 after 36 years with The United States Government. Howard was a Past Master Mason of his Lodge 32nd Degree York Cross of Honor. He was also an avid Ham Radio Enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Pflieger) Watts; daughter, Deborah (Stan) Turnbull, son, Howard R. (Patti) Watts, IV, daughter, Sharon (Milton) Traylor, daughter, Kate (Rob) Watts, step-son, John (Sandy) Wysong, daughter, Cindy (Brice) Baker, and daughter, Bobbie Jo (Ray) Watts; special friends, Dwight and Barb Bonifield; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley; and a grandson, Frank.

A special thank you to his daughter Cindy, her husband Brice for the Meticulous care given that he was able to remain in his home. Also, a special thank you to the team at Zusman Hospice for the excellent care he and his family received, Dr. Jennifer Hirsh, Dr. Lena Winkler, RN's Mary Watson, Jayne Fitch, Scott Donaldson, Social Worker Lisa Prosser, Rabbi Sharon Mars, and Chaplin Mike Reynolds.

Friends who wish may contribute in Howard's Memory to Zusman Hospice, 1151 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209.

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Published by Advocate on Apr. 20, 2015.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family Bobbi...
Neil Cowen
April 23, 2015
sorry for your loss,jean buchanan
April 22, 2015
I love you Grandpa!
Stephanie Watts
April 22, 2015
Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Howard's family with his passing.
Glenn Divan
April 21, 2015

Please know that you have my sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
Bill Bahr
April 21, 2015
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicky Houck-Peone
April 21, 2015
Sorry to hear about Howard's passing. Our family will be praying for your family at this time. He will be sadly missed.
Robert, and Sally Gartner
April 21, 2015
Sorry For Your Loss Howard& Patty
Larry Mitchell
April 21, 2015
I Love and will miss you Daddy.
Kate Watts
April 21, 2015
Pat & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Howard's passing! He will be missed by so many friends, for he was a stranger to no one! I followed Howard in the Masonic Chairs, & was proud to be his SW in Acme Lodge... R.I.P. Howard
Tom Gartner
April 20, 2015
You will forever live in our hearts Grandpa. So proud to be a member of the "Watts clan". I love you. RIP
bion thompson jr
April 20, 2015
We are sorry for loss. our thought and prayers are with you and the family.
wilma & John McClintock
April 20, 2015
Even though you are gone from sight you will never be gone from my heart. You were a wonderful Father and a compassionate man! You are now with your Mother, Father and brother whom I know were waiting for you with open arms. I love you!!!!!
Sharon Traylor
April 20, 2015
Love you
April and Dustin Kieber
April 20, 2015
He will be deeply missed. We are here if you need us.
April and Dustin Kieber
April 20, 2015
RIP Dad,gone from sight but not my heart,Holding onto the memories, thank you for being a GREAT Dad, love and miss you.
Bobbie Watts
April 20, 2015
Gone from my sight, but not my heart where you will remain forever.Holding on to the memories you were a GREAT Dad .Love and miss you, RIP
Bobbie Watts
April 20, 2015
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with him,
Bion Thompson
April 20, 2015
RIP my brother, my friend, my BEST BUDDY. We will meet on down the road and enjoy each others friendship again.
Dwight Bonifield
April 20, 2015
Cindy and Family...Sorry to hear about your Dad..Theres comfort in knowing that he knew he was LOVED and he is no longer struggling! Hold tight to the PRECIOUS MEMORIES!
Cheryl Farley
April 20, 2015
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered Come with me.'
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.

Love, your son, John
John & Sandra Wysong
April 20, 2015
We are all thinking of you, so glad you are at peace now
April 20, 2015
We love you Grandpa, and I will be sure that Eleana will know and be proud that she shares her birthday with her Great, great Grandpa.. We will all miss you!
Alyssa Schwartz
April 20, 2015
RIP Dad you was the best
April 20, 2015
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