Obituary: Charles Dawson Watts, Jr., 90, of Monroe

Charles Dawson Watts, Jr., age 90 (almost 91!), of Monroe, peacefully and joyfully started his journey to the Kingdom on July 1, 2020. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 23, 1929 to the late Jerusha Mitchell Watts and the late Charles Dawson Watts, Sr.

“Sixty”(Sally’s “Ole Dad”) had a passion for life and loved his family unconditionally. He began his working life as a bricklayer with his Daddy and master brick mason, “Mr. Charlie,” but quickly realized that maybe brick laying was not his calling. He then realized that all he really wanted to do was to be a soldier. Over 41 years later, he had absolutely no regrets and retired as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army. He was a half-track driver, an anti-aircraft gunner, a Nike anti-aircraft missile technician, and an aircraft mechanic. He loved to fly and he loved to shoot! He loved big powerful machines, whether it was a motorcycle, a plane, a train or a fast automobile.

Surviving are: daughter, Sally Watts Jackson of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister Jane M. Watts of Monroe; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Kay Watts of Monroe; grandchildren: Misti Jackson of Jacksonville, FL, and Brandi Jackson of Charlotte, NC; nieces and nephews: Molly and Keith Harris of Fort Myers, FL, and Thomas and Candy Watts of Monroe; great nieces: Caty Watts, Sarah Watts, Carly Harris, and Faith Harris; extended family Jean and Rob Thomson and Hannah Waters; and a host of friends and brothers and sisters at the Walton Cycle Club, OV-1 Mohawk Association and the American Legion.

A family-only graveside service was held on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at The Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. Buster Brown officiating.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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