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.