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Bobby Watters

January 7, 1980 — September 9, 2022

Wilmington

Bobby Watters

Age 42 of Wilmington, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Born January 7, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, Roberto Carlos is the son of Lauro Lopez of Oklahoma and the late Stacie (Dyer) Watters-Olavesen. He was raised by his parents, Thomas and Stacie Watters and lived in Germany, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Indiana before settling to Illinois as an adult. He made his career working in various construction jobs and was most proud to have served as a roughneck in the oil fields of North Dakota. Bobby was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and White Sox, and will be remembered for the nicknames he gave to all of his loved ones.

Survivors include the love of his life, and the mother of his children, Terra “Pterodactyl” Lemke; four children: Kiarra “Squeak/Kiki” Arellano, age 23, Jacynda “Skye/Jacy” Watters-Lopez, age 14, Kasandra “Kassifrass/Moody” Watters-Lopez, age 9, and Gabriel “Gabe/Boy” Watters-Lopez, age 8; one grandchild, Illuminous “Lu”, age 2; siblings: Brandi “Azz” Watters (David) “Harry Potter” LaRoux of California; Brent “Chipmunk” (Pamela “Pammy Wanny”) Watters and Nichole “Little Big Sis” Watters and Jason Robertson all of Indiana, and Mayra Lopez and ERic Lopez, both of Oklahoma; his father, Thomas (Nichole) Watters of Florida; maternal grandmother, Barbara Dyer of Wilmington; paternal grandparents: Bill and Joan Watters of Joliet; and numerous aunts and uncles including: Timothy "Tad" Dyer (Renee), Christina Dyer-Ekberg (Leif), William Dyer (Tommie) and Mary Dyer (Debra Descano), and several nieces and nephews, as well as his special friends that became family: Daniel "D-Boy" Wooters, Bobby "Bobbo" Sharon, Reydyn "Rey" Lemke, Nichole "Nik" Haptonstall and Lucy "Lucifer" Shields.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Stacie (Dyer) Watters-Olavesen; maternal grandfather, Don Dyer, and his best friend, Tom "Z" Zabinski.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service 7:00 p.m. Deacon Jay Plese from St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington will preside, and cremation rites will be accorded at the conclusion of the services.

Bobby will be laid to rest in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington with his mother and paternal grandfather.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as monetary contributions to the family to assist with expenses and for the benefit of Bobby's children.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Bobby’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, September 15, 2022

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 15, 2022

7:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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