Troy Clyde Watts, Jr.
A life well-lived, Troy Clyde Watts, Jr., 79, passed away at Maple Leaf Health Care on November 16, 2021.
Troy was the son of T. Clyde Sr. and Agnes Watts of Taylorsville.
He graduated from Taylorsville High School then studied at Appalachian State University. His work career was with Broyhill Furniture and Clayton Marcus. He served our country in the US Army.
As a young man, he grew up on a farm so when his parents passed, he became a full-time farmer raising Black Angus Cows. Yearling calves were often shipped to several large out-of-state beef cattle farms. Troy became very active in the county and state Black Angus Association. He also enjoyed touring out of state farms to see and learn new farm equipment capabilities and new farm techniques.
His days were filled with farming from early mornings to late nights. Troy always enjoyed growing a big garden and selling and donating produce to family, neighbors, and friends. Farming was his passion, and that passion was a calling!
Survivors include his three sisters, Amelia Watts, Pantha Fox (Bill), and Louise Watts; his daughter, Tonya Watts Severt; his precious nieces, Dr. Ashley Mays of Louisiana, and Aleia Fox; nephew, Brian Fox (Rhonda); and a number of great-nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be a private family graveside service at Taylorsville City Cemetery at a later date. The service will be conducted by Rev. Craig Sigmon of Reformation Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be sent to Reformation Lutheran Church, 443 West Main Ave, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
The family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff of Maple Leaf Health Care of Statesville, who cared for him.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
Troy was a close friend in our youth, through elementary and high school. We graduated from high school together in 1964. Among other things, I remember Troy as cantankerous and energetic, but also kind and friendly. He was one of a kind!
Troy’s mom taught me practically all there was to know about home economics. Those lessons have served me well until today. She was a dynamic and elegant woman.
Sending warm condolences to his survivors, especially Amelia and Pantha.
Leighton M. Jackson