June 17, 1940 ~ August 25, 2012

Born in: Henderson County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Albert Thomas "Tommy" Watts, Jr., 72, of 80 Seay Road, Candler, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the John F Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Watts was born in Henderson County and was a son of the late Albert Thomas Watts, Sr. and Mary Josephine Taylor Watts. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Watts. He is survived by two daughters, Tina Goosen and Michelle Watts; two sons, James C. Watts and Anthony Watts; grandchildren, Patricia, Kristopher, Amethyst, Garrett, Caleb, Sidney and Shelby; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy, Mary Lou and Shirley, and brothers, Marvin and Elmer. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Austin Watts officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Heaven just got sweeter, you are greatly missed , your church will mourn your loss, it was truly a blessing to worship with you, what a man GOD!!! goodnight sweet friend I’ll see you in the morning

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  2. Elmer, Marvin, Mary Lou, Judy, & Shirley,

    I am sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Praise God, he has gone to a better life where there will be no more suffering or pain. May the plan of being reunited with Tommy and your Mom & Dad give your comfort and strength during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayer are with you all.

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  3. Our condolences to all the family members. We’re sorry for your great loss, and know you’ll find comfort in the Lord.

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  4. I want to apologize for not being able to attend the funeral but i love you all and papaw i will always love you and miss you deeply.

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  5. The heavens has gained an incredible man and a great fisherman. While he spent his life here on earth, he always took care of his family and helped his friends. Although he will be deeply missed he will always be remembered as a loving and strongly caring man, dad and grandfather.

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  6. Anthony, Kristen and Caleb,
    Please know that we are praying for you and your family at this time. Also know that your daddy is in heaven with the God he so loved and trusted.

    John and Samantha Crawford

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  7. Thank you for loving me so unconditionally. I spent many years with your family and have the fondest memories.

    Sincerely,
    Darlene Dodd

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  8. Thank you for loving me so unconditionally. I spent many years with your family and have the fondest memories.

    Sincerely,
    Darlene Dodd

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  9. Dear Watts Family, I’m very sorry to hear about Tommy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  10. Because we care, we’re saddened by the grief you’re feeling now…but perhaps just knowing that we are thinking of you and praying for you, GOD will somehow help to give you strength at this difficult time.

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  11. Tina, Michelle, JC, Anthony:

    I wanted to let you guys know that I love you and I was saddened to hear about Tommy’s passing. He and dad were close and even though we’re cousins, I feel more like you guys are my siblings.

    I was going to come to the funeral home but I can’t. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all and I love each one of you with all my heart.

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  12. Just want to let you know you are in our thought and prayers. May God keep you and strengthen you.
    In our thought and prayers,

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  13. We wanted to let you all know that you are in our thought and prayers. Praying for God to give you the peace and uplifting of the spirit of God. Praying for you all.

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  14. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all~ May God keep his arms around you and help you feel comfort.

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  15. To my family and friends who are touched by the loss of Uncle Tommy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I will miss his smile and kind words. I love you….

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  16. To the entire Watts family our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult but also joyful time. Uncle Tommy ran the race and has now received his reward. What a Great Blessing he always was to my husband and I. Always sharing the goodness of the Lord. Never ashamed to let folks know he Loved and served the Lord with his whole heart. Uncle Tommy you will be greatly missed here but our loss is heaven’s gain, cause I know you were ready to meet your maker. Have many fond memories of you we will treasure forever. Our Love to all my other aunts, uncles and cousins. If you know the Lord, lean on him for strength at this time and if you don’t know him accept him into your heart so that one day we all can see Uncle Tommy again. We Love you all. David & Angela Wright

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  17. Tina & family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was such a sweet person. Years would lapse before I would run into him somewhere, but as soon as I told him who I was, he remembered me and we had good fellowship on the years past.I know that my parents always thought the world of your father. May you have peace in knowing that he is with the Lord. God bless you all during this time.

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  18. As the days have passed since the Lord called Uncle Tommy home a sweet peace has filled my heart. Uncle Tommy truly loved God and wanted to please him in everyway and share that love with others. It is a comfort to know that if we will also serve the Lord faithfully we will meet him again in Heaven. What a beautiful thought. To all the family, I know Uncle Tommy’s desire would be for you to make Heaven your home as well. May God strengthen you and give you peace in him. We love each of you. Garreth, Kimberly, & Sarah Edmonds

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  19. Watts family, My Brother Charles Holcombe and I just learned of as we called him ‘Watts’ passing. 2yrs ago he helped me split my wood. He was a tree cutting wood spliting fool. He was a very kind man who would love to help people. My Brother and him were neighbors and also cut wood together. I was up at Charles’s yesterday and we were talking about not having help with our wood not knowning he had passed. God be with him I am sure. May God be with his family. Would liked to have heard one more joke.

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