Tony Gene Watts, 71, formerly of Hamilton, died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Eureka Nursing Center, in Eureka. He was born on May 11, 1946, in Quincy, the son of Norman and Pauline (Grider) Watts. He was raised in the Hamilton/ Quincy area attending local schools. He graduated from Hamilton High School. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Jane Martin in Madison. To this union, two children were born. This marriage later ended in divorce. He raised animals including cattle and pigs. He was a welder for Didde Graphics for over thirty years. In 1983, he was united in marriage to Patricia Judd in Emporia. He is survived by one son, Mark Watts of Madison; three step-children, Linda Poole of Mobile, Ala.; Theresa Barb of Lebo, and David Barb of Independence, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pat Hays of New Mexico; Leta Harrell of Nebraska; and Jackie Pierce of Sublette. He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Matt; one grandchild and brothers, Danny Watts and Galen Watts. Celebration of life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 29, at the Sauder Community Center, in Madison. Cremation has been effected. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Eureka Nursing Center. Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is overseeing arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online, at

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