Jimmy Cecil Watts

Born: Sat., Apr. 10, 1943
Died: Sat., May 25, 2013


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 15, 2013
Location: Whiteville Memorial Cemetery


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Garner, NC---Jimmy Cecil Watts, 70, died May 25, 2013 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He was born in Columbus County April 10, 1943 to the late Everette Lawson and Rebecca Long Watts. He was a professional athlete throughout his life, serving as a tennis instructor and a teaching golf pro.  He is survived by a son, Brian Watts of Greensboro; daughter, Dr. Jana Watts of Ashville; brothers, Billy Watts of Wilmington and Gene and Vincent Watts of Richmond, VA; sisters, Teresa Mordini of Mt. Vernon, VA, Sharon Watts of Virginia Beach, VA and Linda Barnhill of Lake Waccamaw; and 3 grandchildren. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, 1434 James B. White Hwy N, Whiteville, NC, with Father Trent Watts officiating. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.

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Tim Blackmon
   Posted Wed June 05, 2013
May the blessings of God be with the family. I knew Jimmy for twelve
years of school. It was a pleasure to have know him and been his friend.

Tim Blackmon

Larry E. Newsome
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
To all those that cared about Jimmy I know he appreciated your friendship and cared more about being your friend than most probably knew. I for one will miss him greatly. To his family I extend my condolences.

Sherrill Mercer
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Jimmy and I spent many days playing Tennis. Do not recall if I ever did win. He was a GREAT player.He will be missed. Let us all say a Prayer for his family and one day we will see him on the other side.May God be with him!

Sherrill Mercer

Patricia L. Woodard
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
I, too, attended school with Jimmy for many years and cherish the memories I have of him at Whiteville High School. He was a kind and caring person and I feel lucky to have known him. My prayers and love go out to his family and friends.

Wes Duncan
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
I was a classmate as well, sorry to learn of his passing. May God comfort the family and provide strength for them throughout the days, months, and years ahead. May the peace of God give you rest.

Linda Best Hufham
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
I graduated with Jimmy from Whiteville High and it was so good to see him at our reunion. He was always such a gentleman and he will be missed. My prayers are with his family.

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