Gary Lee Watt of Cuba, Missouri was born to Ralph Herman and Miriam Frances (Field) Watt on July 16, 1943 in Reading, Pennsylvania and passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at age 76 years.
He graduated from Pottstown Senior High School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania in June 1961 and attended Penn State University in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Gary served his country for 20 years in the US Air Force from 1962 to 1982. He was assigned to many bases in the US and around the world. He served in the combat zone in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. He was honorably discharged (retired) from active service in 1982.
Following his military service, Gary continued supporting the Air Force in civilian corporation defense contract efforts in Goleta, California and St. Louis, Missouri until his retirement.
He enjoyed music, roller skating, dancing and he danced on the American Band Stand. In his later years, he could be found putting together model airplanes and cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Miriam Watt; wife, Pamela (Chumley) Watt; and two daughters, Gayle Lynn Young and Dawn (Watt) Nichols.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Keogh-Watt of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Ashley Watt Fletcher of St. Charles, Missouri; son, John Anthony Young of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; step daughter, Mackenzie Keogh Pfeiffer and husband Jason of Cuba, Missouri; step son Stephen Keogh and wife Jessica of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Richard and wife Lynda Watt of Santa Paula, California; sister, Gail (Watt) and husband Richard Plank of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania; aunt, Fern Kennedy of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, Lyra, Hendrix, Mason, Dylan, Paxton, Maxwell, Ryan, Addison, Angel, Raven, Diamond, Jackara, Jayvon and Tamara; brothers-in-law, Steve Kamler of Springfield, Missouri, Mat Kamler of Rolla, Missouri; sister-in-law, Cristy Kruse and husband Ed of Cuba, Missouri; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Jim Moore officiating.
Interment will follow at the Kinder Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
A luncheon will be provided for all at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.