Died: May 20, 2014
WATT, ROBERT PATTERSON (BOB) - age 76, of Farragut, died on Tuesday evening, May 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Bob was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher for many years. Bob enjoyed wood carving, reading, gardening, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a veteran of the US Army. Bob attended Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. He married Betty Huff in 1961 and they moved to Florida for three years. They returned to the Concord area in 1964 and Bob established Lovell Heights Barber Shop in 1967. He was the proprietor until 2002 when he sold the shop, but continued to work until his retirement in 2005. He served as Alderman for the Town of Farragut from 1993 until 1997 and during the last two years of his term, he served as vice mayor. He also served on the Farragut Parks and Recreation Committee for many years. Bob helped establish the Farragut Youth Fishing Rodeo and loved to watch children as they fished with their families. The Fishing Rodeo will celebrate 30 years in 2014. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Wise Watt; sister, Mary Sam Ward. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty; children and spouses, Rick and Sonya Watt of Crestview, Florida, Rachel and Alan David of Cleveland, Janee and John Cates of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Chuck Watt of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jacob Watt, Jackson Watt, Bailey (Matthew) Rogers, Beau David, Rob David, Brice Cates and Robert Cates; special brother-in-law, Butch Woodward; sister, Dottie Vining; brother, Earl Watt both of Lenoir City; nephew, Bryan (Mitzi) Watt. A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27th, at Concord United Methodist Church with Rev. Brent Hall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Private graveside services will be held at Pleasant Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund or to CADES, 11020 Roane Drive, Farragut, TN 37934.