In loving memory of

Stephen Kent Watts
October 16, 1950 - January 21, 2019

Surrounded by his family, Stephen Kent Watts, 68, of Danville, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, after a very short illness. He was born October 16, 1950 in Burlington to Marvin E. and Wanda May Grinstead Watts. On August 16, 1980 he married Tammy LaRue Blanck in her parent's backyard in New London. He was a 1969 graduate of Danville High School, was a lifelong farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church, Danville.
Steve enjoyed fishing, golfing with his buddies, coaching his son's baseball teams, going to the races, and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy; son Spencer (Jena) Watts, Hiawatha; two grandchildren, Kainen and Kooper Watts; sister Donna (Jim) Jensen, New London; mother and father-in-law, Monica and Gary Blanck, New London; sister-in-law, Julie (Kory) Lindell, New London; two nieces, two nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life for Stephen Watts will be 1:00 PM, Friday at New London Christian Church with Rev. Brian Swafford officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at the church with the family present to greet friends from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and New London Jr. Baseball Association.


Jim Richardson wrote on Jan 30, 2019:

"Steve, get us a tee time for around 2045 or 2046. I'll let you know if I can't make it. It'll be here before you know it."

Mitchell Pforts wrote on Jan 29, 2019:

"We are truly sorry for your loss , he was such a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Our sons always loved combining crops with Steve out in our backyard. God bless you Tammy and family in this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you "

Ruth Holze wrote on Jan 27, 2019:

"Donna and Family, Thinking of you at this time of loss. In sympathy, Gordon and Ruth Holze"

Charles and Lois Brinkman wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest sympathy to your family, know steve will be missed by all of his lovd ones. Charles and Lois Brinkman"

Nyla Craig wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Deepest sympathy to all of you. Al thought so much of Steve as did I. Sorry I was not able to be there to pay my respects but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you."

Brad Hardin wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"Tammy and family.....Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Sincerest sympathies. Brad Hardin"

Holly Mills wrote on Jan 25, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Holly Christe-Mills"

Dona Doyle wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy to the Watts family. We both have such great memories of Steve. He was an amazing man. Mark and Dona Doyle"

Brian "Chip" K Readinger wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"I always wondered how I got the middle name of Kent. Prayers to all. Safe Journey Our Dear Friend. Chip, Dana and Ryan."

Linda Smith wrote on Jan 24, 2019:

"May God hold this family in the palm of His hand...."

Becky Johnson wrote on Jan 23, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy Donna and family. May God cradle and comfort you in the palm of His hand. Becky Young Johnson"