In Loving

Lawrence Gene Watts Jr.

August 3, 1966 – November 21, 2023

Lawrence G. “Gene” Watts Jr., 57, of Richmond, VA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

He was born in Henrico, VA on August 3, 1966, to Buzzy Watts and Sheila Laws. Gene grew up in West End Manor with his sister and two brothers. He later went on to graduate from J.R. Tucker High School and worked at Tower Records and Blockbuster doing what he loved most, being around music, movies, and people. Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Laws; and his sister, Marla Watts Moore. Survivors include his father, Buzzy Watts; Gene’s stepmother, Terry Watts; brothers, Erik Watts and his wife, Kim, Rev. Scott Watts and his wife, Jamie; his daughter, Corrine Watts; step-son Joshua Hughes; beloved grandson, Jonathan Hopson; step-sisters, Shawn Chapman and her husband, Greg, and Lisa Burton; and Gene’s lifelong friend Steve Burton, along with his best friend of 47 years, Douglas DeFalco. He also leaves behind many more friends, a niece, nephews, and family that loved him dearly.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at First Free Will Baptist Church, 8985 Hungary Rd. Henrico, VA 23294, with a memorial service following at the same location at 2:00 pm.