James Wesley “Wes” Watts

James Wesley “Wes” Watts, 53, of Knightstown passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born Aug, 25, 1960, in New Castle the son of Jack and Louise (Chapman) Watts.

A local auctioneer, he also conducted online auctions for Pefley Farm Equipment in Lagro, Ind. He was a real estate broker and formerly owned the Paddock in Knightstown. Wes was a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church, National Auctioneers Association and Indiana Auctioneers Association. He raised registered Black Angus cattle, loved auctions, farming, antiques and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Tammy (Harris) Watts; a daughter, Jennifer (Evan) Meltzer of Greenfield; a granddaughter, Ava; his mother, Louise Watts of Knightstown; father-in-law, Ivan Harris of Knightstown; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Watts; sister, Susie Watts; paternal grandmother, Martha Fort; maternal grandparents, Wolford and Effie Chapman; mother-in-law, Faye (John) Lewis.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Curt Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201. You may share a condolence or a memory of Wes at www.hinsey-brown.com.