Delmar Watts

Delmar Watts, 87, of Brighton died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at his home.

He was born on May 12, 1933 in Roxana to the late George and Merle (Williams) Watts.

Delmar married Laverna McAfee on Sept. 7, 1953 in Brighton. She survives.

He served in the United States Army.  Delmar worked at Owen Illinois Glass as a machinist for 32 years before retiring in 1988.  He enjoyed golfing, hunting fishing, shooting trap, bowling, playing poker and pitch.

He is survived by his wife, Laverna; three sons Bradley Watts of Alton, Todd Watts of Brighton and John (Natalie) Watts of Brighton; four grandchildren Tyler, Andrew, and John C. Watts, and Meghan (Mark) Enskat; three great-grandchildren Madilynn and Macoy Enskat and Madison Watts; six brothers, Glenn Watts, Paul Watts, Leon (Judi) Watts, Pete (Margie) Watts, Roger (Sharon) Watts and Wyatt (Jackie) Watts; one sister Shirley Taul.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Merle; infant son Kevin; two brothers Herschel and Emil Watts; two sisters Margaret Orban and Hazel Orban.

Visitation was Sept. 8, 2020 at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton. Burial followed at Brighton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice of Alton or Jersey County Public Health Visiting Nurses.

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