Jesse Fred Watts, age 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Mr. Watts was a United States Air Force Veteran, teacher in both Nome and Cordova, AK, helped map the State of Alaska with the Land Management Division, ironworker on the AK pipeline as well as buildings in Atlanta and Anchorage, copper wire sculptor, and an all-around Renaissance Man. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Myrtle Watts, brothers Bill Watts and Jerry Watts. Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Merilee Watts; sons and daughters-in-law Josh and Lori Watts, of Anchorage, Alaska; Justin and Nerine Watts, of Cumming, Georgia; siblings Comell and Joseph Moore, of Johns Creek, Georgia; Betsy Henson, of Cumming, Georgia; John and Somchit Watts, of Talkeetna, Alaska; Art Watts and Kay Bathe, of Tampa, Florida; Susie Holmberg, of Sugar Hill, Georgia; Debbie and Jack Crimmings, of Berlin, Wisconsin; granddaughters Chloe Watts, Amira Chettfour; Dehbia Watts and her fiancée Brent Jones; great granddaughter Peyton Tilton. A memorial service will be held at a later date and Mr. Watts will be inurned at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, Georgia 30040. www.mcdonaldandson.com 770-886-9899
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