Richard Ray Watts, age 85 of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. Celebration of Life will be Saturday May 11th at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, May 11th from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gallatin First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 369, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Sumner County Humane Society, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075.
Mr. Watts was born January 15, 1934 in Robertson County to the late Shellie C. Watts and Morene Jones Watts. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Clarence Watts; and granddaughter, Brandi Arnold. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Nancy Vaughan Watts of Gallatin; sons, Richard Arlis Watts of Gallatin and Steven Ray Watts of Gallatin; daughters, Cynthia Vaillancourt of Gallatin and Judith Collins of Gallatin; 4 grandchildren, Miles Collins, Joshua Vaillancourt, Jayson Vaillancourt, and Brent Giblin; and 7 great grandchildren. Mr. Watts was a member of First Baptist Church Gallatin. He served our country in the United States Navy. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored with arrangements.