With the exception of a brief stint in the Navy, Bobby spent his entire life in Florida, working for the railroad, owning the American Eagle gym in Plant City, and several auto parts stores. For 43 years, he was the very proud owner of the Bobby Watts Speed Shop. One of his first jobs was with “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, the 'King of Drag Racing.'
Over his entire life he never missed a day of work except when he was in the hospital.
An avid drag racer as a young man, and harmonica player in his later years, he found happiness in his racing and music, and strength from his Saviour Jesus Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Loring M. Watts, Sr. and 'Mary' Iola Whitlock Watts Wood, his brother Loring Mitchell “Mickey” Watts, Jr,. and his sisters Jessie Mattair and Janie Barnett.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Anne Watts and his son, Gordon Watts.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sat., May 12, 2018, at the Fellowship Church Assembly of God, 4405 N. Galloway Rd, Lakeland.
In lieu of flowers, please follow Bobby's example and give to someone in need.
Religious Service Information:
Galloway Assembly of God
(At the intersection of Kathleen and Galloway roads -- MAP (zoom to street view) *** MAP (pan to wide view)
4405 N Galloway Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33810
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Sciences (double major with honors, FSU)
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