Donald A. Watts, Jr.

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Donald A. Watts, Jr. age 75, of Whitney, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, April 10, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

Service Information:  A Memorial Mass will be held on April 26th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery near West.

Facial masks and social distancing are encouraged at all services.  The church is large but there may be limited capacity.  There is ample space at the cemetery.

Don was born on February 19, 1946 in Lubbock, Texas to Donald Watts, Sr. and Ruby Berryhill Watts who both preceded him in death. On June 25, 1966, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Mikeska Watts in West. Don proudly served his country in the United States Army and the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He retired from the Dallas Police Department in 2000 after serving 30 years as a police officer and detective. Don was an avid fisherman, a talented cook, and adored trips to Port Aransas with his family.  He loved to share his experiences with photography.  Don never missed a garage sale and loved to repurpose the items he bought.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty of Whitney; brother Stan Watts and wife Karen of Lubbock;his children, Sheila Carter and husband Bryan of Granbury, Donna York and husband John of Burleson, David Watts of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and Vickie Casey and husband Byron of Azle; his 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and cousins, sisters-in-law, nephews, and many friends.

We love you Scooper.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to your favorite charity.


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  1. Ervin&janice kucera

    To the family of Don wAtts!,our condolences to his family of your family in our thoughts and prayers for the family !🙏🙏🙏🙏✝️✝️

  2. Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. I regret that I will not make it to his services but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will remember his sense of humor and how he could spin a story! God bless him and keep him.

  3. So sorry for your loss! What an amazing life he lived and an awesome legacy! Sending our love, prayers for comfort and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead! May God bless your family.
    With love,
    Duane and Angela Casey

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