1958 – 2014
Howard Lee Watts, of Wewahitchka, passed away at the family home on Sunday, Aug. 24. He was born in Jacksonville and raised in Yulee, F.L.
As a child, Howard spent many summers in this area while visiting family. His love for the area, the river and desire to be near family, brought him to this area to call home 23 years ago.
Howard had a true love for Family and Friends. His pride and joy was his children and grandchildren, all of whom lived nearby. He was a very kind soul and was loved by all who knew him. The family wishes to remember the wonderful times shared with Howard, and know that he is with his Heavenly Father. We are fairly certain he and his earthly Father, Lee Ralph Watts Jr., have a fishing trip planned already in the beautiful river of Heaven.
He is survived by his Mother, Dorothy Epperson Watts; his children Tony Watts and Carie Watts; his two siblings Jimmy Watts and Teresa Watts Mansell; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members; he was preceded in death by his father Lee Ralph Watts, Jr.
A private family service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11:00 a.m. CT, at the family home on the Chipola River. His final resting place will be in the family plot at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and support during his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emerald Coast Hospice at 2925 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Panama City, F.L. 32405.