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Wilbur "Willie" Walter Watts, Jr

1933 ~ 2020 (age 86)


Wilbur Walter Watts, Jr

Wilbur Walter Watts, Jr, 86 years old of Weidman went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

 Willie was born September 7, 1933 at Albion, Mi. to Wilbur W and Helen I Watts Sr.  He was raised in the Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge and Lansing areas and graduated  with the class of 1951.  Willie married LuAn Hammer on September 4, 1982 in Laingsburg. He was employed by Oldsmobile in Lansing as a forklift driver, retiring after 32 years. After retirement Willie did landscaping for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Mt. Pleasant for 20 years.  He was an avid fan of the Redwings and did not miss a game and he was also a Lions fan. Willie enjoyed working outdoors with his flowers, playing pool, eating ice cream and peanut butter fudge. Willie and LuAn enjoyed going on motorcycle rides and mystery trips.

Willie leaves behind his wife, LuAn, children, Neil Watts, Mark (Claudia) Watts, Becky (William) Pellegrino, Sally (Larry) Barhart, Debra (Danny) Dillingham, Pamela (Dan) Handlon and Teresa (Brian) O’Connor; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Kay, Garnet and Dana and numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Willie is preceded in death by his parents and son, Gary Bailey.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Lindsley Cemetery, Allegan, MI.  The family will meet with friends on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Maier Family Funeral Home, 989-644-5000.   We ask that due to the current Coronavirus restrictions groups of 10 enter the funeral home at a time and keep distancing in mind.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Willie’s memory the Weidman Baptist Church.

Care and arrangements entrusted to the Maier Family Funeral Home.  989-644-5000.


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June 1, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Maier Family Funeral Home
5483 W. Weidman Rd
Weidman, Michigan 48893

Graveside Service
June 2, 2020

1:30 PM
Lindsley Cemetery, Allegan

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