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Obituary: E. Christy Watts, 88, dies in Bowling Green, KY


Former Warren County Sheriff, Jailer, and World War II Marine veteran was the father of Chris Watts of Columbia, KY, He is warmly remembered by those who met him on his visits to Adair County

E. Christy Watts, 88, Bowling Green, KY, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Bowling Green, KY.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 11:00amCT, at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, Bowling Green, KY.

Mr. Watts was a former Warren County Sheriff, serving from 1966 until 1970, and also served as Warren County Jailer. He was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Scout Recon Division. He was a member of Neal Masonic Lodge #833 F. & A.M.He is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Chris Watts and wife Sandra of Columbia, KY, and Johnny Watts and wife Melanie of Bowling Green, KY

  • Three daughters: Betty Robertson and husband Bill,; Lavonna King and husband Sid, and Donna Madison and husband Ron, all of Bowling Green, KY

  • And 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren
The funeral service will be Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 11:00amCT, at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, Bowling Green, KY.

Visitation will be Monday, June 16, 2008, from 1:00pm-9:00pmCT, at J.C. Kirby & Sons, Lovers Lane Chapel, 820 Lovers Lane, Bowling Green, KY. (270) 843-4636.

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