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Sidney E. Watters, Jr.September 21, 1925 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 91)
Sidney E. Watters, Jr., of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.
He was born in Grenada, MS on September 21, 1925 to S. E. (Peck) and Jane Burkhalter Watters. In 1931, the family moved to Greenwood, MS, where he attended Greenwood Public Schools, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1943. In his senior year, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps. Upon graduating from high school, he reported for duty in the Navy, serving 27 months during WWII. After being released from the service, Sid attended Mississippi State College where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. After graduating from college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he was employed for a short time by General Motors Corp. Eventually, he went to work for the Ford Motor Company where he spent 32 years. He served in several locations before moving to the Atlanta Assembly Plant in 1960. In 1985, he retired from the Atlanta Plant and settled in Lilburn, GA. During his retirement years, he enjoyed his family, traveling and woodworking.
Sid is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sarah Hall Pearce Watters; two sons, Sid, III (Kitty) of Duluth, GA and Ben (Carol) of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Kathleen Watters Wilson (Candler) of Savannah, GA, Crysten Taylor Watters of Marietta, GA, Sid IV (Romana) of Sugar Hill, GA and Kathryn Jane Watters of Marietta, GA; five great grandchildren.
His memorial service will be held Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Pastor Chris George of Smoke Rise Baptist Church officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.