March 30, 1933 - December 27, 2020
Carl Jimmie Watts, 87, of Benton, died on December 27, 2020. Jim was born on March 30, 1933 in Benton, Arkansas to the late Carl and Jessie (Singleterry) Watts. Jim was a retired commercial painter and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents, his first wife, Carol Watts, also preceded him in death.Survivors include his wife; Jane Watts, two daughters; Sheryl Fletcher, Karen Rankin and her husband, Jerry all of Benton, one step-son; Darrell Dreher of Benton, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Social Hill Cemetery with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. We are complying with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks while attending the graveside service.
I just heard from his widow today that he had passed. I never had the honor to meet him in person, but she always speaks lovingly of him and appreciated him being in her life. I know the feeling was reciprocal. When I was nine years old, Mr. Watts gave me, via his wife, a signed 1951 or 52 Yuma Panthers baseball program (I was told he played lower-level baseball as a younger gentleman) when he heard from her that I was a baseball fan always buying memorabilia at the store where she worked. I still treasure his generosity, and I wish all his loved ones all the best in these sorrowful times. Please know that he was a hero to me as a young boy who loved baseball, but, more importantly, shall always be a hero to me for clearly being a kind, loving, and thoughtful person. I wish his friends and family well.
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We are so sorry for your loss.
Jane. Sorry about jim's death. Will be praying for you 🙏🙏Know that my heart goes out to you at this time.. hold on to the memories you two shared. At our age memories are all we have. Trust God for Peace and comfort.
Jane I am so sorry for your loss.