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Mack Edwards Watts


1929 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Mack Edwards Watts Obituary
Mack Edwards Watts January 9, 1929 - September 6, 2012 Services will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Both will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield, California. Mack Edward Watts, was born on January 9, 1929, and passed away on September 6, 2012, in Bakersfield, California. He was born to Duff and Margarett Watts in Taylorsville, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers. He married his wife, Roberta "Bobbie" Watts, on October 8, 1954. He is survived by his son, Ed Watts, a daughter-in-law, Debbie Watts, of Bakersfield, California, his son, Gary Watts, of Moraga, California, grandchildren, Bradley, Barbie and Russ "Russell", Zachery and Shelby, and great grandchildren, Brayden, Bailey, Bradlee, Branson and Heidi. Mack worked on his parents' tobacco and cotton farm until he graduated from high school. He served four years in the United States Air Force and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1954. He worked for Dolly Madison Cakes as a Route Salesman for 27 years. He was part owner of the County Line Laundromat for eight years until he retired in 1993. Mack was involved with Delano Little league and Delano Babe Ruth Baseball. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, watching old movies, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His home was always open to all the kids in Delano when his boys were growing up, and it never changed once they moved to Bakersfield. He was a member of the Third Degree Mason, Temple Board, Al Malaikah Shrine, Kern County Shrine Club, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Delano Lodge #309 and Mendell-Oildale Lodge #694. He served in lodge offices as Senior Stewart, Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden and Worshipful Master. He was a recipient of the Hiram Award for his distinguished service to the Delano Lodge, his community and for dedication to Masonic moral and ethical principals. Our family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences. While he left us before we were ready, he was ready to go be with his wife and other family members in Heaven. While he struggled to stay with us, he was just too tired to hang on. We will miss him, but we will see him again someday. We love you Dad "Papa Watts" and will miss you deeply. If anyone would like to donate in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mack's name to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2012
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