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Max Vinson Watson

12/19/1937 — 8/22/2015


Memorial Service and Scattering of His Ashes

Saturday, August 29, 2015
10 a.m.
West End of Bolivar beach.  
Pastor Eric Ford
of the Safe Outreach Church of God
of Buna, Tx, 
will officiate

Fellowship will follow at the PBVFD

Max grew up on a working ranch in Coleman County, Texas. He graduated from Burkett, TX High School in 1956 and then attended Tarleton State University where he was on the rodeo team, ROTC Commandant, and Most Popular. He graduated with a BS from North Texas State University in 1960.  

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-62.

He had a career in the industrial/commercial construction business.  He especially enjoyed dove hunting,  fishing, & practical jokes.  He took medical retirement in 1996 following a massive stroke.   In 1997 he and his wife moved to Port Bolivar.

He was predeceased by his parents Roger V. and Ernestine Watson of Cross Plains, TX. 

Survivors include his wife & companion for nearly 40 years - Edith Havard Watson, 2 daughters Holly Surrency and Becky Hilyer, both of Opelika, AL., six grandchildren and his brother Billy Watson of Sugar Land, TX.  He was loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews & friends.

A special thanks to all of our friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness and support…special thanks to Barbara Couttee, Aegis Sr. Services; Ken Bankes; Carlis Cole; and Nancy Taylor, Kindred at Home Hospice.

A Memorial service and scattering of his ashes will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 on the west end of Bolivar beach.   Pastor Eric Ford of the Safe Outreach Church of God, Buna, Tx,  will officiate.   Fellowship will follow at the PBVFD.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Jacob’s Ladder, (men’s drug & alcohol rehab facility) P.O. Box 291, High Island, Tx 77623 or the PBVFD, P.O. Box 675, Port Bolivar, Tx.