Minister Stanley Michael Watts

Minister Stanley Michael Watts, 67, of 112 Wilford Road, Blacksburg, passed away Tuesday, February 24th, in Cherokee Medical Center.

Husband of Peggy Thompson Watts, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Tecora Norris Watts and the late Wilbert Watts.

He was a graduate of Blacksburg High School. He furthered his education at Newberry College where he was an outstanding student and the first African American to play with the College’s football team. Stanley was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of New Covenant Ministries.

Stanley is survived by: his wife, Peggy Watts; mother, Tecora Watts, of Blacksburg; two sons, Leander Watts and Stanley Watts, II, of Blacksburg; a daughter, Carol Ruffin, of Blacksburg; two brothers, Gary Watts and Jonathan Watts, of Blacksburg; a sister, Kathy Jones, of Atlanta, GA; an uncle, John Paul Norris (Earnestine), of Gaffney; two aunts, Willie Wells, of Washington, D.C., Doris Harris, of Gaffney; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Bishop Adell Whittenburg officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to
New Covenant Ministries by text to 7797, or call NCCMINGIVE.

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