Barry Watts

March 3, 1948 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


SMSgt Barry Lee Watts, RET, 75, of  New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed on August 31, 2023, in Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Hospice Center, Bolivia.  He was born in Columbia, PA, the son of the late Lynn Watts and Mary Ibaugh Watts.

Barry was a  flight engineer in  the US Air Force and retired after serving 26 years.  He fought in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. After retirement, Barry served as a commercial airline pilot and instructor. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rita Maria Harris Watts; a son,  Jason Watts (Angie) of Christiana, PA; two daughters, Katie
Watts (Justin Humphreys) of Niceville, FL; Melissa Shultz (David) of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Dylan Humphreys, Joshua Shultz, Kayla
Shultz, Reggie Watts, Cheyenne Watts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Audrey Embly; a brother, Sonny Watts.

His funeral service with military honors will be at 11:00 am Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Lake Waccamaw Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Ramsey officiating.  Burial will be in Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery.

His family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Peacock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to ALS Center at or  Lower Cape Fear Hospice,  SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivi8a, NC 28422.

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