Mr. William Watts was born on April 7, 1927, in Sparta (Hancock County), to the late Mr. Harold and Mrs. Lucy Bailey Watts. William was the oldest of two children. He also had a very special relationship with his cousin, the late Mr. Tommie Lee Watts. In his early years, he moved to Rockaway Beach, New York. There, he began his career as a welder with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 25 Division, retiring after 52 years of dedicated service.