Entry Date: 57

Exit Date: 60

Rating: LTJG

Squad: 21

Status: D: 06/17/2017

“Jasper B. Watts, of Rockland, follower of Jesus Christ and a US Navy Pilot went home to be with the Lord at the age of 84 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Marie Watts of 61 years, sons David L. Watts and Jody of Kapolei, Hawaii, Alan J. Watts and Annie of Big Pine Key, Fla, Daryl T. Watts and Paula of St Johnsbury, Vt; also 2 grandchildren, James C. Watts of Arlington, Vt. Amanda R. Watts of Manchester,Vt. and twin great-grandsons, Rowen and Hunter, also of Manchester, Vt. Jasper grew up in Little Falls, N.Y., son of Elnora and Philip Watts. He graduated from State University of New York at Oswego, and then went on to an illustrious career as a Naval aviator for 21 years, retiring as a LT. Commander.

He was a member of the South Shore Baptist Church for 46 years, serving as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Missions chairman. His missions work included primarily the building of 8 churches in Central America. He will be eternally missed by those who knew him and the family that loved him! Services held at South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street (Route 228) Hingham, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at High Street Cemetery in Hingham. Arrangements are under the care of Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to South Shore Baptist Church Missions CTME; 578 Main Street Hingham, Mass. 02043. For complete obituary and online condolences, please visit www.downingchapel.com.

Published in The Abington Mariner from June 19 to June 30, 2017