Troy Solomon Watts

A visitation for Troy Solomon Watts, 85, Lawrence, will be Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 pm at Osage American Cemetery, Osage City, Kan. Troy died Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at his home.

He was born January 26, 1936, in Bruno, Ark., the son of Alfred and Nancy Begley Watts. He attended schools in Pea Ridge, Ark. Troy worked as a logger and milk truck driver in Arkansas, for Rodney Milling Co., Cook Conoco, and Hankamer Ready Mix in Topeka, and 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. She passed away in 1982. He then married Vickie Nelson. They later divorced. He later married Rebecca Tingle on August 2, 2003. She survives of the home. Other survivors include son Robert Watts, Scranton, Kan., daughter 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, 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.

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

Messages & Condolences

From Robin & Joe Smart...

My thoughts and prayers to Becky and family. So sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace

From Carol Brown...

Love you Aunt Becky. So sorry for your loss.

From Tina Mayo...

Pops or Papa Troy as Travis called him was an important part of our life. He was kind, loving, accepting and very humorous. I am very grateful that he came in to my Moms life and made her so happy for the years they had together. May God Bless All of His Family and May God Hold Him in His Loving Arms. Much Love, Tina and Travis

From Jeff Payne...

I have known Troy for over 40 years. When I met him I was welcomed into his home and became part of his family. Troy was always there for me. He served as pall bearer for both of my parents and became the grandfather my children never had. My children refer to him lovingly as Grandpa Troy. A great spirt and fun soul he was no doubt the most onery person I ever knew. He was not my dad and Robert, Roy, Debbie, and Nancy were not my siblings. But they felt like it and will forever. I had the honor of helping him a few days ago when his nurse was there. The way he squeezed my hand told me knew I was there for him. To Becky and everyone else, you know how to get ahold of me and I am there with you in all of this. Prayers for my old dear friend.

From Tapainga Green...

Troy was my grandpa. He was a sweet and loving man. He fell in love with my stepson and soon to be daughter. He was so excited to be a great grandpa again . I love u grandpa and miss u dearly. Fly high

From Sheila Baker...

Uncle Troy and his brother, my uncle William, had the best since of humor! There was never a dull moment with those two. I know heaven is rejoicing.

From Nancy Yarberry...

Uncle Troy and his family were very loved by my family. When I was a little girl his family would drive to Arkansas and visit us often…when they got there it was crazy fun for two days–then they were gone…loved those visits. He was a fun uncle. Always made me feel special. Praying for his family.

From Thelma Hyatt Wise...

Sad to hear this. He was always very kind and truly loved Mom. He will be missed.

From Cheryl Behymer Bryant...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Troy was a good kind man and will be deeply missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all

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