Watts, Mark

Mark A. Watts

October 4, 1959 - September 4, 2021

Mark A. Watts of May, Texas formerly of Allen, Texas passed away September 4, 2021 at the age of 61.  He was born on October 4, 1959 to Oscar Lee Watts and Anna Katherine (Beaver) Watts in Dallas, Texas.  Mark married Kathleen Powers on November 18, 1978 in Allen.  He retired from the City of Allen Fire Department after 25 years of service.  Mark was owner and operator of Texas Traditional Archery where he specialized in building long bows and recurves.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of May, Texas and formerly a member of First Baptist Church of Allen.  Mark was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Kathy Watts; daughter, Amanda Rovira and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Colton and Callie Rovira, all of Allen, Texas; many brothers and sisters of the Allen Fire Department, and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents and son, Logan Andrew Watts.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Mark’s obituary page by clicking on the following link:https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/mark-a-watts-2.  The recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. 

The family will receive family and friends during a remembrance gathering on Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Allen.

A memorial graveside service will be held for Mark and Logan at Greenbriar Cemetery in Gatesville, Texas, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

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Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. Prayers of comfort and peace Love -The Paul Family Joyce Paul, September 14, 2021 I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Allen Fire Department for about a decade. I always enjoyed spending time with Mark, even after his retirement, he would stop by to catch up. Mark was a great man and will be missed greatly by his Fire Department family. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest In Peace Mark. Shannon, Carmin Langford and family. The Langford Family , September 13, 2021 Kathy, Amanda and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Words fail to express our deep sorrow for your loss. We have many fond memories of Mark during our time attending church together. He was a wonderful man. Our hearts and prays are with you as you mourn. May you find comfort and peace in God's word and his promise to those of us who are believers. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. Much love, Susan and David Hamblin Susan and David Hamblin, September 13, 2021 So sorry to hear chip armstrong, September 13, 2021 Kathy and Amanda We are so sorry for your loss. Loving you!!! Ellen Salmon, September 13, 2021 Dear Kathy and Family, So sorry to hear about Mark, my memory of him he always had a smile on his face and laughter in his voice. Due to Covid I can't come to his services. Praying for you and your family. May God Bless You Gary & Kim Parr Gary & Kim Parr, September 13, 2021 Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Cindy & Melissa Napolitan, September 13, 2021 Prayers going up from your May FBC family. Angela Satterly , September 12, 2021 We were so sorry to learn of Mark's death. He was a good friend, always ready to help me throughout the years of our refrigeration training, state certification, and refresher courses. Mark's common sense and humor made all those hours bearable, and I will miss our friendship. We both send love and sympathy to Kathy and Amanda, and hope that your many sweet memories sustain you through the lonely days. God bless and comfort all the family. Charles and Elizabeth Charles Carter, September 11, 2021 Love and hugs for yall. Mark was one of my best friends. We talked hunting, bows guns and life often. Not necessarily on that order He loved his family and was always proud of everyone. He will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him. Prayers for all yall..Steve Steve and Karen Seals, September 11, 2021 Thoughts and prayers for the family that we love and consider our family we love y'all. May he fly with the angels.
Marion Parker, September 11, 2021 We grew up in Allen together, the Watts, the Powers family and my family. Mark was a good friend of my brother, Kenny. They are both in heaven now. Mom and I wish peace and strength to Mark's family and friends. Kathy, you are in our hearts and prayers. RIP Mark! You are loved. Cathy and Sally Cathy and Sally Langley, September 10, 2021 I first met Mark when I started at the AFD. I have learned many things from Mark but my favorites are many parenting skills. His kids were older than mine, I would listen to his many stories and remember his actions to the situation. I used many of them as my kids got older. Mark always had a little different way of looking at things. Thanks for the good station days Mark. Rest in peace my brother. Dean Boyce, September 8, 2021 Our prayers go with the family for peace. Mark and Linda worland (McCorkle), September 8, 2021 I moved from Garland to Allen in the mid 1970’s. Allen was a tiny town at that time and I was struggling to fit in with others my age. Mark was incredibly genuine and warm and even though our backgrounds were different, Mark always treated me as a true friend. I will always remember his kindness and humility. You will be missed, but we rejoice that you are with your Savior! Prayers for strength and comfort to Kathy and family-God bless you all! Jimmy Grimes, September 7, 2021 Many great memories shared with Mark. First time we met was out on Stacey road while shooting blackpowder guns. He was shooting a pistol and his hand was bleeding from having multiple cylinders go off at once. I thought who is this crazy kid! Turned out not to be crazy but a really good friend. Will miss him. God Bless you all. Aaron Clouse , September 7, 2021 You were a great man Mark Watts. Worked and hunted with you on some occasions. Always enjoyed time spent with you. Godspeed to you and your family, Sir.
Leland Caldwell, September 6, 2021 Rest easy my good friend. E. Mark Baland, September 6, 2021 We had great times as young boys just waiting to become young men. I have great memories of our childhood and will always cherish them. Wondering the creek, zip lining and above all, watch you dodge Aunt Katherine's back hand. Love you Buddy. Daryl and Shana Williams, September 6, 2021 Mark was one of my favorite people on this planet. We have lost a good man and a good friend. I’ll always cherish the friendship and time spent together at AFD. I’ll miss our frequent phone calls and good conversations. May God bless and protect his precious family in his absence. I love you brother! Rexo Rex Parker, September 6, 2021 Praying for family. RIP my friend! Larry Sherman, September 6, 2021 One of my favorite people in the world. Selfishly sad you are gone but so happy you are now at peace. God be with you Kathy, Amanda, Brian and the rest of the family. Your FD family is here for any of your needs. Mark Beaty, September 6, 2021 Our hearts grieve with you ! Praying for your comfort and peace! Ellen Salmon, September 6, 2021