Robert B. Watts, 82, of C'ville a lifelong farmer
Robert B. "Bob" Watts, 82, of Crothersville died 12:57 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Rev. David Schill will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery with the color guard from the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 conducting graveside services. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Watts was a lifelong farmer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years. Mr. Watts was a member of Crothersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1083 where he served on the funeral detail and as an advocate for more than 30 years. He was a member of Crothersville United Methodist Church and was active in Crothersville FFA and a lifelong member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Mr. Watts was a 1949 Crothersville High School graduate and attended Purdue extension courses while working on the family farm.
Born October 5, 1931, in Uttica, Mr. Watts was the son of Walter B. and Maude (Wilder) Watts. On March 17, 1990, he married Virginia (Mosley) Watts. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Brad (LaDonna) Watts of Commiskey; stepchildren, Sylvia Theland of Yorktown, Virginia, Albert Chapman of Scottsburg, Dennis Chapman of Seymour, John (Tracie) Lankford of Lexington, and Theresa Lankford of Crothersville; stepdaughter, Linda (Billy) Judge of Scottsburg; grandchildren, Donnie (Suzanne) Watts of Indianapolis, Loni Watts of Scottsburg, Brad (Michelle) Watts of Crothersville, and Stephannie Wheeler of Commiskey; 15 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Wanda Rhude; brother, Stanley Watts; and stepdaughter, Debbie Chapman.
Memorial donations to Crothersville United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.