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Johnie Lee Watts

08/01/1941 - 02/12/2019

Obituary for Johnie Lee Watts

Johnie Lee Watts, 77, of Alexandria, KY passed away on February 12, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Johnie had worked for Cincinnati Bell for 30 years as a mechanic. He was a Deacon at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He was born to Jerry and Cassie (nee Noble) Watts who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by a sister; Imogene Watts Back. He is survived by his wife, Hanie Watts. Son; John Michael Watts. Daughter; Monica Lee (Jason) Kendrick. Grandchildren; Ethan Carl Warner, Ashlyn Elizabeth Kendrick and Alexis Natalee Kendrick. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Cooper Funeral Home from 2pm-5pm. Service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 11212 Lees Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001 at 11am. Burial will immediately follow in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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John Lee and I were classmates at Breathitt High School in Jackson, Ky 1956-60. We had several classes together and really enjoyed our time together. We both loved to jitterbug on our high school stage and attended all of the sock hops and proms. He attended several of our class reunions in past years and was always interested in coming back for the next one. When a friend of mine heard of his passing she mentioned how he was always in a good mood and was usually smiling. He will be missed by all who knew him. My sympathy to Hanie . John and Monica. S.J. Sallee, class of 1960
- S.J. Sallee
Dear Hanie . and family, we were so sorry to hear this news....sorry , we can not be there to share with you and Monica and Michael....Our thoughts and prayers will be going out to you all...May God see you all thru this and the days ahead...we are with you in thoughts and prayers..may God bless each of you. jim and genny guthrie
- Genny Guthrie
I never saw John Lee when he didn't have a big smile and a joke or story to tell. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him! Prayers for Hanie, John and Monica in the days ahead. Each passing day we are closer to seeing our loved ones who have gone before us again. John Lee is having a grand time right now with His Savior and with those loved ones he has been missing. I can imagine he and my dad (Dee Watts) are laughing together about something they remember from days gone by.
- Cinda Sanders
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother. and within 30 days I also lost my mother-in-law. What helped us during this time period was the comfort from the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)
- Dennis Mathewson
John Lee was always a big cut up with me. He always made me smile, and on occasions he would let me get in a joke and he would laugh so hard and slap his knee, whether it was truly funny or not. John Lee reminded me of my Grandpa Noble after he passed away, and would always have a story to tell me to brighten my days. He will be missed, but i know i will see him again someday. I love you Uncle John Lee!!
- Kathy L. Combs

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