Talmadge Buel Watts

Talmadge Buel Watts, 79, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Little Rock. He was born November 27, 1940 to the late Talmadge and Modean (Byram) Watts at Parks, Arkansas. 

He spent his early years in the Cedar Creek area then moved to Kansas City, Missouri as a teenager. He worked at Safeway then Western Electric until 1974 when he moved back to Cedar Creek to farm and operate a wholesale fishing tackle company. He opened a flower shop in Waldron where he spent the next 42 years designing and making flower arrangements for the surrounding area. He also worked for Martin Funeral Home for a period of time while owning the flower shop. He retired from the flower shop in 2017, then opened a quilt shop in downtown Waldron before moving to Sherwood in 2018 where he worked until his death.


Buel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret, three children; Carolyn Stevenson (Tony) of Sherwood, Arkansas, Kenny Watts (Shawn) of Alma and Jody Watts of Fort Smith. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Chelsea Sartor (Gary), William Watts, Hannah Stevenson (Courtney), Logan Toups (Jonathan) and Ayeisha English, as well as one great-grandchild, Karmen Sartor and one brother, Vernon Watts, of St. John, Missouri.     


He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmadge and Modean Watts and one great-grandchild, Grant Sartor. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Martin Funeral Home in Waldron and on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Sanders Cemetery. 

Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday October 7, 2020 at Sanders Cemetery with Butch Morgan officiating under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Owens, Kevin Brown, Gary Sartor, Jonathan Toups, Jim Laird and Howard Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Cagle, Dwight Pool, Henry Hicks, Jerry Beaty and Chris Watts. 

Online condolences may be sent at www.martinfuneralhomes.com


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