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John ‘Jay’ Watts dies in Tennessee



John Sie “Jay” Watts, 73, of Kingsport, died June 16 in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Born at Linefork, he was a son of the late Allard and Anna Watts. He was a brother of the late Hagan Watts, and a son-in-law of the late Zola Watts.

Watts drove a school bus and worked for Richard Watts’ Exxon where he learned to be a mechanic. He later was owner and operator of Jay’s Auto Repair for 30 years. He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Faye Watts; two sons, Steven Watts and wife Hope of Kingsport, and Scott Watts of Kingsport; three sisters, Mavis Watts of Ulvah, Sherlene Spangler of Isom, and Elvenia Duff of Corbin; eight brothers, Vennis Watts of Ulvah, Fred Watts of Marysville, Ind., Ira Lee Watts of Columbus, Ind., Farlon Watts of Scipio, Ind., Darrell Watts of Morgantown, Ind., Kalon Watts of Scipio, Ind., Kenneth Watts of Milan, Ind., and Allard Watts, Jr. of Cornettsville; and a granddaughter, Jordan H. Watts.

Funeral services were held June 19 at Double Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

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