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Rev. Hoyt Watts: Thomasville

1936 – 2022

     Rev. Hoyt Watts of Thomasville passed away on Saturday, June 4, at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was 85.

     He was born on June 5, 1936 in Columbus County, Tabor City, to Cordis Odell Watts and Eva Bell Watts.

     He was a resident of Thomasville for most of his life and he retired from Stroupe Mirror Company. He was a US Army veteran having served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was an ordained Baptist minister and a member of Southgate Baptist Church. He loved to collect coins and comic books.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Carol Geraldine Walser Watts on October 27, 2019; a son, Jamie Hoyt Watts; brothers Hubert Watts and Frank Watts; sisters Myrtie Blanton, Mary Lou Bullard, Elizabeth Tyler, and Gladys Graham; and grandson Bradley Ryan Greene.

     Surviving are his sons, Tony Watts and wife Sandi and Chris Watts and wife Leslie, all of Thomasville; daughters Angel Sims and husband Kim and Sonya Bingham and husband Jack, all of Thomasville; brothers, Grady Watts and wife Pauline of Loris and Homer Watts and wife Linda of Thomasville; sisters Essie Nealey of Tabor City and Princess Olshinski of Thomasville; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.

     A funeral service was planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Southgate Baptist Church with Rev. Russel Fox and Rev. Chuck Garner officiating, interment following in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262; or to Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Ofc. Federal Bldg., 251 N. Main St. Rm 151, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

     Online condolences may be sent here.