Austin Luther "A.L." Watts

October 14, 1943 - May 4, 2021

Austin Luther (A.L.) Watts, 77, of Sanger passed away May 4, 2021. He was born October 14, 1943 in Odessa, Texas to Austin Raymond and Elsie Jane (Self) Watts.

He loved team roping and fishing. He was a cowboy at heart and a hard worker. He was on oilrigs, a ranch hand, and retired from the county of Coleman. He was most proud of his marriage of 60 years last May and his passion was his grandchildren.

He married Glenda Joy Martin on May 29, 1960 in Andrews, Texas.

After he retired in 2008 he and Joy traveled a lot in their motorhome. They would go to Alaska multiple times, Big Bend, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Puerto Rico, to name a few. Georgia was the last trip he took, just last week.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife (Nov. 4, 2020); daughter Carla Mercer (2015); great granddaughter Sabrina Eve Strickland; three sisters Audi Jane Snalum, Marge Jones and Iva Patterson; one brother Billy Joe Watts.

He is survived by his daughters Tanna and Bill Gilbreath of Santa Anna; Randa and Cory Smith of Sanger; Jill Stenson of Sanger. One son Marty and Becky Watts of Krum. 14 grandchildren – Christa, Caleb, Alacia, David, Willie, Spencer, Jaci, Peyton, Cole, Kyle, Kenzi, Tyler, Dalan and Ryker and 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Bolivar Baptist Church, 6690 FM 455, Sanger, TX. 76266