Allen Wayne Watts, 80, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home in Paradise.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur, with burial in Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. Dr. Van Gardner will officiate, and Dennis Scott, Victor Hammer, Cody Deaton, Shay Aaron, Chance Gibbs and Scotty Reed will serve as pallbearers.
Wayne was born July 2, 1934, to Alfred Allen and Ruby Opal (Fields) Watts in Cottle County. He married Ella Jean Copas Dec. 21, 1952, in Clovis, N.M. He proudly served his country in the Air Force for more than 20 years. He loved to fly airplanes and operated Wise Flying Service, later known as Wayne’s Aircraft Service.
He was also a charter member and past president of the Decatur Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
Allen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Watts of Paradise; daughter Beverly K. Jacobs and husband, Steve, of Alvord; granddaughter Sandy Michelle Williams and husband, Sam, of Hebron, Ky.; great-grandson Eric Hill; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alfred and Eugene Watts.