If you knew Phillip Watts, you remember him as being a “Good ol’ Boy”. Even though he was rough around the edges with a little cussing and a few scuffles, Phillip had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back if needed. Whether it was hunting, fishing, playing pool with friends at Humpy’s Bar or at the racetrack cheering on Joe and Stan, and being known as a “Jack of all Trades”, Phillip lived life to the fullest
Phillip was born April 8, 1959 in Jefferson City to the late John and Anna (Rannabargar) Watts. He grew up in Russellville and attended Russellville High School. On October 13, 2001, Phillip married LaDonna Allen in Centertown. He worked construction for Roger Voss Construction, Quality Exteriors and later for himself specializing in home construction. Phillip took pride in his work, always striving to make every detail perfect.
After several health issues, Phillip passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Capitol Region Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, LaDonna of Russellville, four children, Tawnya (Chris) Hopkins of Oak Grove, MO, Tanya Litton-Bailey of Jefferson City, Joshua (Kat) Watts of Jefferson City, Jamie Knipp of Lake of the Ozarks, seven grandchildren, Rhiannon (Isaiah) Hudgens, Allie and Gavin Hopkins, Megan Crocker, Lyla Litton, Quinten and Ivie Knipp, brother, Gregg (Nina) Watts of Lake of the Ozarks, two sisters, Carole (Vic) Allen of Jefferson City, Jackie Kay (Gary) Prenger of Centertown Brother-in-law Ralph Schulte of St. Martins, and several nieces and nephews. He was further preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Carl Watts and sister, Patricia Schulte.
A Celebration of Life for Phillip will be held at the Russellville City Park on Saturday, October the 15th. Friends are welcome to greet the family starting at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Trimble Funeral Homes, Russellville is assisting the family with arrangements.trimblefunerals.com