Frank Edward “Ed” Watt

Frank Edward “Ed” Watt, 87, of Crossett, passed away on July 24, 2019, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on September 14, 1931 and was a son of Frank and Duel Lambert Watt. He was raised, with his 11 siblings, in the Cooter area and was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. Watt was a carpenter who worked primarily for himself building houses. For approximately 42 years, he sang tenor and played the mandolin as a member of the Haley Creek Boys.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, breaking and riding horses, growing vegetables in his garden to share with his friends, and running dogs. He was a headstrong family man who adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who had a country charm and sense of humor that made people want to be around him.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marbeth Hamm Watt; a granddaughter, Staci Fletcher Adkins; two brothers, James Watt and Willie Van “Buddy” Watt; and five sisters, Louise Barnett, Jeanette Simmons, Patsy Nell Watt, and Genieva and Leviana Watt.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol Fletcher and husband, Robert of Crossett; a son, Lawrence Watt, both of Crossett; three brothers, Bobby Watt and wife, Billie, of Crossett, Curtis Watt and wife, Ruthie, of Hamburg, and Ronald Dean Watt of Strong; a sister, Veralyn Oden and husband, Jr., of Hamburg; along with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.