Clarence A. "Pappy" Watts, 92, of Newcomerstown, passed away Friday (July 30, 2010) at the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.
He was born Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1918, in Conrad, Iowa, to the late Daniel Watts and Philena E. (Maully) Watts.
He was a graduate of Minerva High School and Grand Island Nebraska Business College.
He was owner/operator of Watts Western Auto/True Value Hardware from 1954 to 1982, and a valued employee of the same through August 2009.
He was World War II Army veteran serving from July 15, 1942, until May 12, 1947.
Mr. Watts was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Newcomerstown, Life Member American Legion-Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431, life member Elks Lodge 1555 of Newcomerstown, 50-year member Masonic Lone Star Lodge 175 Newcomerstown, Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Newcomerstown Progress Corporation and Nugen Chapter Royal Arch Masons.
Previously married to Elizabeth Betty (King) Watts, who died in 1971, he married Mary P. (Kohler) Mason Watts on Saturday, March 9, 1974, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Hafner; and two brothers, Warren Watts and Lorin Watts.
Also surviving are two stepsons, Thomas K. Mason and David H. (Lisa) Mason, all of Newcomerstown; three granddaughters, Keeley M. (Mason) Humberson and husband Ed of Upper St. Claire, Pa., Kadi N. (Mason) Bell and husband Todd of Newcomerstown, and Hannah R. Mason of Newcomerstown; one grandson, Kenneth J. Mason of Newcomerstown; one great-grandson, Vincent David Humberson of Upper St. Claire, Pa.; and one brother, Wilber Watts of Hollywood, Fla.
Funeral services were Aug. 2, 2010, at Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Kenneth Hacker officiating.
Burial was in the East State Street Cemetery, Newcomerstown, with veterans services conducted by the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard. Masonic services also took place.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., New Philadelphia, OH 44622.
Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.