George William Watts, a beloved member of the Oldham County community, passed away on July 20, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in his hometown. He was born on August 1, 1947, in Louisville, KY, to his father John and Laverne Watts.
George lived a fulfilling life marked by numerous accomplishments and deep connections with his family and friends. He proudly served his country and was honored with several military awards for his dedication and service. Among his recognitions were the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 star, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Outside of his military service, George was a passionate individual whose hobbies and interests brought him joy throughout his life. He dedicated over 20 years coaching baseball and softball, working with South Oldham Little League, and founding the Crestwood Sluggers organization. George's unwavering support for his grandchildren's sporting endeavors knew no bounds as he could always be found on the sidelines cheering them on. Additionally, he had an enduring love for UK sports, particularly basketball.
One of George's proudest accomplishments was being appointed to the prestigious ranks of the Kentucky Colonels. This distinction spoke to his character and contributions to the community.
George will forever be cherished by his surviving family members: daughters Annette Kennedy (David) and Tricia Judy (Scott); sons Josh Watts (Kirsten) and Jeff Watts-Roy(Diane); grandchildren Keirstin, Kendall, Katelyn, Gordon, Eleanor, Zachary, Cade; brothers Timmy Watts (Cindy) and John Watts Jr., along with a host of other relatives and friends who admired him greatly. He is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Stacey Alexander.
To honor George's life and pay tribute to his legacy, visitation will take place at Louisville Memorial Gardens And Funeral Home East on July 25th from 10:00am until 1:00pm EST. This will be followed by a funeral service commencing at 1:00pm.
In memory of George William Watts' lasting impact on our lives, his loved ones invite all those who knew him to join together in celebration of a life well-lived. He will be deeply missed, but his memory will continue to inspire and bring comfort to all whose lives he touched.