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Joe Wilson Watts Jr.

Mr. Joe Wilson Watts Jr. of 1051 McDonald Road, Scottsburg died June 26, 2013 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 8, 1935 and was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Joe Wilson Watts Sr. and Annie Bell Ferrell Watts and was married to Shirley Kathreen Walden Watts who survives. He was a farmer and a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include three daughters, Gayle Anderson and Linda Wilkerson and husband Ira, all of Scottsburg, and Dianne Burton and husband Shane of Halifax; three sons, Michael Watts and wife Jane and Darryl Watts, all of Scottsburg, and Sam Watts and wife Stephanie of Alton; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

One brother, Billy Watts; and his stepmother, Della Hudson Watts, also preceded Mr. Watts in death.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Scottsburg Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Stewart and Brian Smutz conducting the service. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday night from 7 until 8:30 and other times at his home.

For memorials consider Scottsburg Baptist Church building fund.

Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.