Alonzo Antonio Watts was born to Henry Lee and Norma Lee Watts on June 27th, 1959 in San Francisco, California. He was the 3rd of 4 children. He moved to Portland, Oregon with his family in 1961.
Alonzo attended Portland Adventist Elementary School and then progressed on to Portland Adventist Academy where he studied music and played on the basketball team.
In true Watts style, Alonzo was a lover of music and mechanics. His passions were Rock and Roll, playing in local bands and traveling abroad as a guitar technician in famous ones. He was skilled at playing the electric guitar and it was his life for many years and through which he met and befriended many people. Alonzo’s other lifeline was auto mechanics, and the proof was his lifted black Chevy C5 truck with ghost flames to his 70’s split nose Camaro. Alonzo spent a lot of time wrenching underneath the hood of his cars.
Alonzo loved to golf and play ping pong, but nothing was more precious and beautiful to him than his two daughters, Stephanie Kersey-Watts, and Alexandra “Bunny” Harp-Watts. He also became a grand-father with the birth of his 1st grand-daughter Gianna Dawn Muldrew. Alonzo cared deeply for his family and still longed for his mother and father after their untimely passing in 2005. He greatly missed his mother who affectionately called him “Lonnie” and always loved his visits. He found comfort leaning on his sister Val who supported and cared for him up until his final moments.
Alonzo was full of life and was always ready for fun and good times, and most of all making people smile. He had the most amazing smile that could light up any room and bring joy, happiness, and laughter to those around him. Alonzo was full of love and so many people loved him. He was best-friend, confidant, brother, son, and uncle to many people and became apart of many families, often showing up to special occasions and holiday gatherings held by his circle of friends and extended family. Alonzo even brought joy to his medical team as they were always excited to see him during his visits and would give him special treats. Even after his passing, many of the staff sent heartfelt condolences to his sister Val as well as phone calls from doctors that expressed how much he would be missed.
Alonzo left his mark on this world and a lifetime of beautiful memories for those that knew him and loved him. He will truly be missed.
Alonzo was proceeded in death by his father, Henry, mother, Norma and nephew, Derrick Baker.
He is survived by sister Janice Watts-Britton of Mariposa, CA., sister Valerie Watts-Baker of Portland, Or., Tom Hartman of Portland, Or., brother Eric Watts of Woodlawn, WA., sister-in-law Carol Watts of Woodlawn, WA, daughter Stephanie Kersey-Watts of Beaverton, Or., daughter Alexandra Harp-Watts of Vancouver, WA, grand-daughter Gianna Muldrew of Beaverton, Or., Great-Uncle Joe Watts of Tacoma, WA., Great-Uncle Ken Watts of Seattle, WA. Great-Aunt Juanita Saunders of Carson, CA., Aunt Deloris Watts-Smith of Stockton, CA. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
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