Robert Clifton Wattis

Robert Clifton Wattis

August 10, 1965 — December 13, 2017

Robert Clifton Wattis, 52, of Winnsboro, Texas, passed away Dec. 13, 2017, as a result of an automobile accident near Quitman, Texas. Robert was born Aug. 10, 1965, to Bette Kay and Edmund Orsen (E.O.) Wattis in Austin, Texas.

Robert was an avid hunter and spent as much time outdoors as possible. He was a master carpenter and worked in the construction field most of his adult life. Robert loved to travel when he had the opportunity. Some of his happiest times were riding four-wheelers with friends, salmon fishing in Alaska and snorkeling in Cozumel. He also loved watching movies and making his delicious homemade pizza.

Robert was the happiest when he was spending time with his granddaughter Emma Grace. She was the light of his life and loved being her “Papa.” He loved making her butterfly-shaped waffles and playing whatever her heart desired. She was the light of his life and his source of true happiness.

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Edmund (E.O.) Wattis. He leaves behind many loved ones, including his daughter Erica Bednarz and son-in-law Colton Bednarz of Bullard; his granddaughter, Emma Grace Reel of Bullard; close friend and former son-in-law Randolph Reel of Ore City; former wife and lifelong friend Melissa Williams of Bullard; and fiance Terri Strickland and her son Landon of Quitman.

Robert also leaves behind his mother, Bette Kay Warren; stepfather Daryl Warren; stepmother Betty Neasham; brothers Eddie Wattis and Andrew Warren; and sisters Lisa Carter and brother in law George Carter, and Paige Farber.

A memorial service was held on Robert’s property in Winnsboro on Jan. 6. This was his favorite place and is where he felt at peace. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to SPCA of Texas or the charity of your choice.

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