In Loving

Richard D. Watts Sr.

Richard D. Watts Sr. 82 of Warsaw, VA passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 01, 2022. He was preceded to his heavenly home by his parents Sidney J. Watts and Martha Dolph Foley, two stepsons Danny Monroe and Thomas Holsinger and twin sons Bobby and Billy Watts.

Rich served proudly in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1964.

Rich was a retired truck driver for over 60 years.  He also drove school busses for Richmond County Schools. He was a foster parent for the state of New York for many years.  He was a musician and entertainer. His favorite memory will always be when he was able to sing on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. He also enjoyed hunting, dirt track racing, and wood woodworking.  He had a passion for karaoke. Rich will be greatly missed by all.

Rich is survived by his current wife Judy K. Watts. Three sons: Richard D. (Belinda) Watts Jr. of NC, Donald (Patty) Watts of Disputanta, VA, Greg Watts of NY. Two daughters: Michele D. Williams of De Soto, WI, and Lora Weaver of NY. Four grandchildren: Courtney (Vincent) Christel and Chelsea Watts of Chester, VA, Adam Williams USMC serving in Japan, and Ashley Williams of De Soto, WI.  Seven stepchildren: Cathy Smith, Mark (Leslie) Monroe, Ed (Dawna) Holsinger, Scott Holsinger, Diane (Harry) Coene, Trish (Dennis) Heidler, and Aaron (Meghan) Donovan and one stepdaughter-in-law: Fonda Holsinger. Six brothers: Jim (Cheryl) Watts, Sidney “Buster” Watts, Howard (Elaine) Watts, Gary (Robyn) Watts, Dale (Mary) Watts, and Mark Watts all of NY. Four sisters: Margie (John) Stachewicz of NY, Pat (Dave) Musto of AZ, Susan (Zoltan) Kolescar of NY, and Diane (Justin) Ennis of NY. Rich is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held July 15, at 10:00 A.M. at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, VA (VAVCAM).  His family asks, in lieu of flowers, please donate to or Kindred Hospice at 595 Old Wagner Rd in  Petersburg, VA 23805.

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Funeral Service


Virginia Veterans Cemetery


Fri, July 15, 2022


10:00 AM

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