Thomas Richard Watts, 81 of Tempe, Arizona passed away on September 22, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 28, 1938 the son of Philip and Hallie (Fernandes) Watts in Springfield, Illinois. He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Air Force, from which he retired after attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He had lived in Arizona since 1954. No formal services are planned. He will be interred next to his wife, Patricia at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.