Jefferson College President Dr. McCaffrey  on the Passing of Retired President Dr. Wayne Watts

(Jefferson County) Retired Jefferson College President, Dr. Wayne Howard Watts of Ocala, Florida, (formerly of Hillsboro and Festus) died Tuesday at age 73.

Dr. Watts worked 17 years at Jefferson College where he initially served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and ultimately college president between 2006 and 2009.

Current Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey says Dr. Watts will be missed.

According to Dr. McCaffrey, the family is planning to hold a full military burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

The exact date and time of the burial is unknown.

The family has asked that donations be made to the Dr. Wayne H. Watts Scholarship Fund through Jefferson College in Hillsboro or the Jefferson College Foundation.