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Jerry Wayne Watts: Tabor City

1934 – 2019

     Jerry Wayne Watts, “former Tabor City Fire Chief”, of Brown Street in Tabor City, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, in McLeod Loris hospital. He was 84.

     Born May 10, 1934 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Bruce Watts and Luemettie Soles Watts and the widower of Nancy Carol Soles Watts.

     He is survived by one son, Michael Wayne Watts and wife Colleen of Plant City, Florida; a sister, Janice Watts of Tabor City; two grandchildren, Amanda Michelle Edinger and husband Kris, Jessica Ann Ynocencio and husband Jaye; and two great grandchildren, Colton Michael Edinger and Amelia Grace Edinger.

     In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Watts, Howard Watts, and Maxie Watts.

     Visitation was planned from 67 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in Westside Baptist Church.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in Westside Baptist Church, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tabor City Fire Department Auxiliary Fund, 113 West 4th Street, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.