Reverend Hoyt Watts, 85, a resident of Broad Street, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was born on June 5, 1936 in Columbus County, Tabor City, NC to Cordis Odell Watts and Eva Bell Watts. He was a resident of Thomasville for most of his life and he retired from Stroupe Mirror Company. He was a US Army veteran having served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was an ordained Baptist minister and a member of Southgate Baptist Church. He loved to collect coins and comic books. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Carol Geraldine Walser Watts on October 27, 2019; son, Jamie Hoyt Watts; brothers, Hubert Watts and Frank Watts; sisters, Myrtie Blanton, Mary Lou Bullard, Elizabeth Tyler, and Gladys Graham; and grandson, Bradley Ryan Greene.
Surviving are his sons, Tony Watts and wife Sandi and Chris Watts and wife Leslie, all of Thomasville; daughters, Angel Sims and husband Kim and Sonya Bingham and husband Jack, all of Thomasville; brothers, Grady Watts and wife Pauline of Loris, SC and Homer Watts and wife Linda of Thomasville; sisters, Essie Nealey of Tabor City, NC and Princess Olshinski of Thomasville; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Southgate Baptist Church with Rev. Russel Fox and Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Ofc. Federal Bldg., 251 N. Main St. Rm 151, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.