(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Curtis Lewis Watts, 83, will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at noon at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. William Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Wedowee City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday.

Mr. Watts died Monday, Sept. 2, at his residence.

A long-time Wedowee resident, Mr. Watts was born Dec. 21, 1935, the son of Frank and Gaudie Dorsey Watts. He was a member of Rocky Mount Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict. After retiring from the military, Mr. Watts worked at Terry Manufacturing and was an entrepreneur.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Houston Watts of Wedowee; five children, Chauncey Watts (Tonia), Curtis Dylan Watts (Tameka), Nikkie Houston (Paul), Sabrina Sims (Lamar) and Maurice Houston (Nina); 18 grandchildren, Quavaughn Watts, Chauncey Watts II, Aneka Watts, Kaseem Watts, Dontae Watts, Damarius Nolen-Watts, DaQuain Watts, Alyssa Watts, Angel Wilkes, Jaliya Wilkes, Jaquez Wilkes, ZaTahia Keith, Tameia Houston, Kamryn Houston, Calen Houston, Jada Houston, Davion Houston and Chance Upshaw; great-grandchild, Skyler Watts; sister, Hazel Scott; and brother, Rev. Larence Watts. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Willie Frank, Jesse Rufus, James Grady, Melvin Eugene and John Ester; and sister, Catherine Morris.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.