of Marshall, AR
July 25, 1936 - July 14, 2020
Kenneth "Mutt" Watts of Marshall, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the age of 83. Kenneth was born in Searcy County on July 25, 1936 to father, Elmer Watts and mother, Osta Curtis Watts. The oldest of six children, Kenneth did not have the opportunity for much formal education. He worked beside his family in the strawberry patch, logging timber and picking cotton. He left Arkansas for Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 18, with only $20 in his pocket, learning the drywall trade and leading to a long career in construction.Kenneth married Deloris "Jo" Duncan Watts on July 29, 1957. They settled in the south suburbs of Chicago and had three amazing children: Susan, Mark, and Stacia Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers' Mack Watts (Nancy Belle) and Johnny Watts (Shirley); and his son, Mark Watts (Kortney). He is survived by his wife Jo of almost 63 years; brothers Rex Watts (Mary Ann); Danny Watts (Kathy) and sister Mary Katherine Watts Patrick (Ron); children Susan Watts Guzinski and Stacia Watts Pepper (Cliff); grandchildren Jordan Guzinski, Nicholas Watts (Holly), Arielle Watts, and Michaela Watts; six nephews and one beautiful niece. A memorial is planned for Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00am at Harriet of Assembly of God Church, 223 East. Highway 14, Harriet, AR 72639.
We are shocked to hear of Mr.Watts passing. Prayers up to his family and wife. Thank you for being a great friend to my mom and everything you did for her and her kids. You will be truly missed. On behalf of my family I would love to send Flowers or if anything is needed at this time Mrs.Watts.
Our deepest sympathy. Coleta Greene, KeJay Woolf and James and Jeri White
Mutt was a person that helped others in many ways that others overlooked. He took me in when I lost my Dad while in Chicago 1961. I pray for comfort for his family who will miss his kindness in the coming days and months.
Kenneth was a down to earth and friendly man. He showed kindness and caring to everyone. Him and Ralph took my son fishing for his first time. Kenneth will always hold a special place in my heart and I'm glad to have been part of his family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kenneth will be missed . God Bless and Comfort you.
I worked for Kenny in the 70's in Monee Il. He was a jolly to be around. And a very kind man. I was at at his office one morning I was waiting to be sent to a job. And a squirrel with no tail was at the glass of the bottom of door scratching. I told Kenny someone was looking for him. He grabbed some bread and went to the door and started feeding the squirrel and said one day that squirrel was walking on a power line and his tail touched a bare spot on the wires and burned his tail off. He fell to the ground. He took the squirrel and put him in the shade. When the squirrel got on his feet he feed him some bread. And now he comes back for more daily. Kenny had a big heart and he will be missed.
Jo, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, girls & all the family.
I was so shocked to learn of Mutts passing. He was such a good friend and a regular at Daniel Hdwe. He always had plenty to talk about and was a joy to be around. His brother-n-law and I graduated High School together at Harrison. I hope the family will know I grieve along with them.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
So terribly sorry to hear of this. It comes as a shock. Kenneth was a kind and giving man and his passing leaves a hole in our hearts. I will never forget that one cold and snowy morning Kenneth made homemade biscuits for a destitute young lady.
Just heard of Mutt going to see Jesus. Sorry to hear for Jo and the family. I know he will be missed. I have always really liked him. You too Jo.😪
Jo and family, My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry....i met Kenneth when he came to doc Blair's Vet clinic...he always had a smile an a kind word... sorry for your loss.
Dear Jo and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you each and all as you go through this season of time. Most importantly, all I really can do is to send my love, Lucinda
Really sorry to hear the news, we lived next door to the Watts for many years, Ken and Jo were very nice neighbors, we are really sad over this and will say a prayer for him.
Dolores & Family,I am very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. Whether expected or sudden, it is always a shock. I will pray for calmness, strength and happy memories for you this week. I am thankful my dad and Kenny had such a good, long friendship.You are in my thoughts,Janet Lowrey(Dave Swan's daughter #1)