Manuel Henry Watty Sr., 76, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He was born Dec. 19, 1938 in Cherokee to the late Jessan Watty and Wallie Pheasant Watty.
Manuel honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam Cold War Era as a construction equipment operator and an engineer equipment operator. He made his way through life as a fish hatcheries manager.
He is survived by four children, Manuel H. Watty Jr, Marlene W. Arch, M. Stephen Watty, and Kevin R. Watty, all of Cherokee; one sister, Wanda W. Bradley; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Manuel was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerome Watty, David Watty, and Steven Watty; and one sister, Winona Reed.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 pm at the Wolfe Family Cemetery in the Big Cove Community with Rev. Charles Ray Ball officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Watty family.