- September 11, 1939 - May 22, 2012
- Woodlawn, Arkansas
of Max's Passing
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“Ms. Barbara, we are all very sorry of your loss. Mr. Watts was one of those persons that knowing him made such a positive impact on me and my...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Alvin Michaelis, Jr. - Arlington, TX
“Ms. Barbara, I was so sad to hear of you loss. Max was such a special person and such a great friend to my dad. I will always be grateful of the...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Penny Michaelis Storms - AR
“Mr. Watts was always so kind and considerate. We were very lucky at Woodlawn to have him.
4 of 41 | Posted by: LeAnda Gavin Shelby - AR
“Ms Barbara and family- I am so sorry for your loss. I have only fond memories of our families together growing up. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: LeAnn (Michaelis) Drewry - TN
“Mr. Watts was my superintendent at Woodlawn High School and he was the sweetest man. He will be missed. I will be praying for your family.
6 of 41 | Posted by: Christy Byrd - Brandon, MS
“David and Samantha,
We regret to hear of your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.
Martie and...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Martie and Ted Teshak - IA
“Max was a man of honor and integrity and we are honored to call him our friend.
8 of 41 | Posted by: Buddy and Paula Byrd - AR
“David our thoughts and prayers are out for you and your family.
9 of 41 | Posted by: Rob Stone - cabot , AR
“David so sorry to hear about your Dad he was a good man. May God Bless you all .
10 of 41 | Posted by: Wesley Williams and family - AR
“When I think of Mr. Watts, I think of a man who was humble, caring and a man of integrity. My sympathy and prayers are with you all.
11 of 41 | Posted by: Sherry Mattmiller Goff - Dayton, TX
“Mrs. Barbara and family
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Max's passing. He was a sweet mean and always so kind to everyone. I enjoyed working at...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Kim and David Hoffman - Conway, AR
“So sorry to hear about Max, he was a great person and so jolly to be around.I know he will be greatly missed by his family. Our condolences go out to...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Sandra,mike,Woody Walters & Sally Jarvis - AR
“David and Samantha, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.
14 of 41 | Posted by: Randall and Dee Brown - Morrilton, AR
“Condolences to the Watts family, Prayers going up from North Carolina. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.
15 of 41 | Posted by: Renee Key - Hickory, NC - friend
“our condolences to the Watt's family.
16 of 41 | Posted by: miguel Ruiz - Miami , FL
“From the Volunteer State, we send you our prayer to the Watts Family. God Bless You All.
Jorge L. Chaparro
17 of 41 | Posted by: JORGE L. CHAPARRO - Greenback, TN
“Mr watts your son keeps me in the word
you have done an execellant job with him
thank you sir and may God continue Bless your family
18 of 41 | Posted by: carlos - miami, FL
“I was very sad to hear about Mr. Watts. He was such a kind person, and was always ready with a joke to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed.
19 of 41 | Posted by: Glenda Mullikin - Rison, AR
“Mrs. Watts and Family: Lewis and I are so saddened by your loss of Mr. Watts. He was a wonderful man and so very genuine. We are thankful for the...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Lewis and Debbie Hinkle - AR
“mr. watts was one of my favorite supertindents when i worked at seark coop so sorry for the family prayers for you'll
21 of 41 | Posted by: linda r.funderburg - AR - friend
“Ms. Barbara, we are so deeply sorry to hear bout Mr.Watts. May our prayers be with you and the kids at this difficult time. We have know Mr. Max for...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Johnny & Judy Lunsford - Woodlawn, AR
“Ms.Barbara and family,
I was so sad to read about Mr. Watts. He was a wonderful man and all the kids at Gillett High School really loved and...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Paula Hollman Thompson - Benton, AR
“David & Family,
My deepest sympathy for you guys in this time. I have many good memories of him. When he was superintendent, he helped me and my...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Matt Woolley - Prairie Grove, AR
“David and Samantha, Terry and I are so sorry to learn of Max's passing. We are praying for and thinking of you. Please accept our deepest sympathy....Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Carole & Terry Zylman - AR
“Barbara and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Mr. Watts. May God comfort you through your grief.
26 of 41 | Posted by: Donna Barnett - Gillett, AR
“Mr. Watts will be greatly missed around the Woodlawn area. He never met a stanger. May God wrap his loving arms around the family on this day and the...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Linda Newman - Rison, AR - friend
“I graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1989. I'm sorry to hear of his passing I will keep you in my prayers.
28 of 41 | Posted by: Bonnie Dixon Barr - Russellville, AR
“Mr. Watts was a joy to work for and I always enjoyed talking to him. He was the nicest man and he will truly be missed.
30 of 41 | Posted by: Rose Gavin - Rison, AR
“Prayers for the Watts Family. He was always so sweet everytime I saw him. Mrs. Barbara was just as sweet! He will surely be missed! Prayers to...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Kelli Hooker Studdard - AR
“Barbara and family, so very sorry for your loss.. Mr. Watts was a super friend and boss, Will always remember all the talks we had on the busses and...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Jammye & Jim Owen - Star City, AR
“David & family - I'm so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Mr. Watts from Woodlawn. He was a great superintendent for all of us kids...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Tonda Wooley Shaw - Maumelle, AR
“I had the honor of having Mr. Watts as my superintendent at Woodlawn in my role as elementary counselor. He always made me laugh. He was so "down to...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Julie Taylor - Pine Bluff, AR
“To Mrs. Barbara and family my heart is heavy with the passing of such a dear friend. Mr. Max was a true friend, to me and could tell you a little...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: chuck valentine - RISON, AR
“My deepest condolences to ms. Watts and children..mr. Watts touched a lot of our lives while at Gillett. I have fond memories of FFA under his...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Mark Roberts - Texarkana, TX
“a wonderful person and a good friend. Our prayers to all of you .
37 of 41 | Posted by: Irene Wooley - Rison, AR
“Mr. Watts was a wonderful man and friend. He will truely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
38 of 41 | Posted by: Reasa Rogers Britt - Woodlawn, AR
“e are praying for Mr. Watts family, He was a great friend and educator, Mr. Watts will be greatly missed.
39 of 41 | Posted by: Tina Spicer - Rison, AR
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you love and peace.
40 of 41 | Posted by: Joe and Delores Durley - AR
“Barbara, Todd, David & Deborah,
We are so sorry to hear about Max. We will miss him greatly. He recently popped in and it was great to see him. ...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Jay & Julee Johnson - Pine Bluff, AR
Max Edgar Watts, 72, of Woodlawn, Arkansas, died on May 22, 2012. Max was a lifelong educator and devoted himself to enriching the educational experience of children. Max served as Superintendent of Gillett and Woodlawn schools for a combined 40 years.
After attending public schools in Pleasant Plains, Max earned his Bachelor of Agriculture and Master of Education from Arkansas State University. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Woodlawn. Max was a highly respected teacher and a loving husband and father.
Max was also an avid "picker". Max was famous for collecting all manner of appliances, small engines and equipment that would provide him endless hours of enjoyment as he breathed life back into previously under-appreciated items.
Max was born in Batesville, Arkansas, on September 11, 1939, to Willis Edgar Watts and Ella Hayes Watts. Max is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Bass Watts and three children, Deborah Watts Bivens and Max Todd Watts, both of Woodlawn and David Watts (Samantha Gaston) of Little Rock, three grandchildren, Brandon Bivens, Logan Watts and Tristan Watts, sister Marguerite Southerland of Ash Flat and brother Richard "Dick" Watts of Temple, TX.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Gary Wiles officiating. Interment will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Friday, immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.