Michael Bryan Watts, age 52, died at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mike was born March 3, 1966, to Henry “Hank” Bryan and Janice Rae (Houchins) Watts in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, though he lived a few years in Norman, Oklahoma. He attended Prairie Elementary and graduated Shawnee Mission East High School. Michael worked as a respiratory therapist before becoming a Certified Microsoft Systems Analyst, recently employed by the Olathe Public Schools.
Mike grew up listening to the music of the late 60’s and 70’s, which influenced him to sing in choir and SPEPBSQA. He loved spending time with grandparents at the Lake of the Ozarks working one summer at The Barge. He was an avid fisherman and loved the years he lived in South Dakota.
His grandparents and his father preceded him in death. He has left to cherish his memory his three children, Emily (Eric McKenzie), Spencer and Jack, and four grandchildren, Gwenevere, Adalynne, Kieran and Zuri. Also surviving are his mother Jan Fisk, step-mother Glenda Watts, sisters Kathy Watts (Kenneth Denman) and Karen (Keith) Garnett, half-sisters Hoktali Quick, Wiyanna (Joe) Hicks, half-brother Justin Watts, step-brother Ron Garner and step-sister Carrie Garner, 12 nephews and nieces and one great-nephew.
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Services were held at Village Presbyterian Church and interment in the Memorial Garden on July 3, 2018. Memorials suggested to Children’s Mercy, St. Jude Hospital, or KC Pet Project. Share memories or express condolences at www.assurancecremations.com.