Quincy Watty Sr

Born: Mon., May 15, 1939
Died: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019


5:00 PM Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
Location: Straight Fork

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Location: Straight Fork

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                                                            Obituary of Quincy Watty Sr.

Quincy Watty Sr, 80, of the Big Cove Community in Cherokee, NC  passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 22, 2019. Quincy was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Rachel (Tooni) Watty, brothers Andy, Joseph, and Johnny Watty;  sisters Yonnie Hill, Winnie Long, Lorene Arch  and Nannie Sue Watty as well as one daughter, Mildred Sequoyah Messer.

Quincy is survived by his large and loving family. His brother, Samuel Watty, sister Maybelle Watty and his children ; Vangie (Steven) Hyatt, Liz (Pete) Watty of Glenville, NC and Quincy Watty Jr, of the home. Quincy also leaves behind his grandchildren; Nancy Wolfe, Jordan Wolfe, Jasmyn Wolfe, P-Nut Walkingstick, Zoey Walkingstick, Awee Walkingstick, Kaidyn Walkingstick, Kourtney Watty, Kyle Watty, Usti Watty, Biah Watty, Quincy Watty III, Milo Watty, Jackie Jenkins and Stacy Jenkins, along with 6 great-grandkid and 2 great-great grandkids. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

He had many friends, to know Quincy was to enjoy his company. He leaves behind his special friends, Perry and Phyllis Shell,  William Washington,  and John Teesateskie as well as  many others. Quincy was one of the last remaining fluent Cherokee Speakers, he always encouraged those around him to speak and learn the language.

Quincy was a one of a kind, jack of all trades. A retired police officer of the Cherokee Indian Police Department, Quincy also drove shuttle busses for Harrah’s Casino, worked security for Qualla Security, worked with Long House Funeral Home, was a groundskeeper for Sequoyah Golf Course, a Fast Pitch Ball Player where he was the best Pitcher to ever strike a person out. Quincy will also be remembered for the Distinguished Title of Oldest Stickball Player. He was a member of the Ko-La-Nv-Yi Stickball team, 40+ as well as being a driver for the men and their most avid supporter. Quincy loved his Ko-La-Nv-Yi family. A fan of the Carolina Tar Heels and Oklahoma Sooners, his favorite team to cheer on was the Cherokee Braves. He made it to every game he was able to and when he couldn’t make it to the game, he would always listen to the game on the radio. Quincy really enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports which he did all the time up until he wasn’t able to due to health issues. Quincy remained an active member of the Big Cove Free Labor group with his good friend Perry where he was always ready to offer advice, lend a hand or tell a funny story. 

Quincy loved to listen to Gospel Music. His family would like to invite all gospel singers to his visitation, to lift up their voices for him to enjoy one final time. Alfred & Maybelle Welch, will be leading the gospel singers. 

The family is also requesting the presence of  Quincy’s former coworkers from the Cherokee Police Department to attend, that include but is not limited to ; Rick Queen, Ray Swayney, Jonah Wolfe, Norman Reed, Lloyd Wolfe, Ray Stamper, Joe Lambert and Scott McConnell.

Visitation will be at Straight Fork Baptist Church on Monday, November 25, 2019 beginning at 5:00pm and lasting till the singers stop. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00am with internment to follow at Quincy Watty Cemetery on Rachel Watty Rd. Pastor James “Bo” Parris and  Pastor Charlie Ball will be officiating.  Honorary Pall Bearers will be all Stickball Players 40+ from all communities. Official Pall Bearers will be the Ko-La-Nv-Yi 40+ Stickball Players along with P-Nut Walkingstick and JR Reed.

Long House Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

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