Troy Solomon Watts, 85, Lawrence: Jan. 26, 1936 – Feb. 9, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Troy Solomon Watts, 85, Lawrence: Jan. 26, 1936 – Feb. 9, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Troy Solomon Watts, 85, Lawrence, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Bruno, Ark., the son of Alfred and Nancy Begley Watts.

Troy attended schools in Pea Ridge, Ark. He worked as a logger and milk truck driver in Arkansas, for Rodney Milling Co., Cook Conoco, and Hankamer Ready Mix, in Topeka, Kan. He later bought a dump truck and started TW Trucking Co. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, doing handyman work, and gardening.

Troy married Shirley Ann Roberts, of Osage City, Kan. She passed away in 1982. He then married Vickie Nelson. They later divorced. He later married Rebecca Tingle, on Aug. 2, 2003. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Robert Watts, Scranton, Kan., Deborah Watts and husband, Russell Shults, Dover, Kan., and Roy Watts and wife, Sherry, Topeka; stepchildren Danny McAlister, Tina Mayo, Angela Brandon and husband, Bill, Randy Tingle and wife, Carol, and Thelma Wise and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Topainga, Nikita, Roy Jr., Dezera, Brina, Christina, Ricky, Alfred Jr., Crina, and Brandy; and many great grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Osage American Cemetery, Osage City.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

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