J.D. Watts, 91, Wellington: Dec. 13, 1923 – Feb. 18, 2015

first_imgJ.D. Watts, age 91, longtime Wellington resident, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Fountainview Nursing and Rehab Center in Rose Hill.  He was a retired Engineer with the Santa Fe Railroad.J.D. Watts was born on December 13, 1923 in Guthrie, OK to John Daniel Boone Watts and Rosa Nell (Austin) Watts.  He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.He was united in marriage to Elota Marie Blehm on March 3, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  She preceded him in death in November of 2013.J.D. was a member of the Wellington Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the V.F.W.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elota; one sister, Opal Canning; and one brother, Vernon Watts.Survivors include his three sons, Darryl E. Watts and his wife Doris of Wellington, Richard L. Watts and his companion Yolanda Gentry of Winfield, KS and Steven M. Watts and his wife Gem of Derby, KS; one daughter, Susan M. Dunn and her husband Brian of Longmont, CO; 12 grandchildren, Jason Eurich of Milliken, CO, Matt Eurich of Longmont, CO, Josh Dunn of Longmont, CO, Amanda Dunn of Dacono, CO, Ashley Watts of Wichita, KS, Jenny Watts of Wichita, KS, Stephanie Watts of Lawrence, KS, Greg Watts of Arkansas City, KS, Julie Dumonceaux of Bartlesville, OK, Eric Watts of Wellington, MaKinzie Watts of Derby, KS and Maddie Watts of Derby, KS; and 14 great grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wellington.  Elder Earl Shellner will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The family will be present to greet friends from 1 to 3 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guestbook, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img

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