Eddie Max Watson

October 19, 1933July 6, 2019

Eddie Max Watson passed away Saturday, July 6 at his home in West Melbourne, FL at the age of 85. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Eddie came to Brevard in 1957 where he worked as a State Farm Insurance Sales Agent for several years. He was a proud and longstanding member of First Baptist Church of Melbourne and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Watson; brother, Lynn (Nancy) Watson; daughters, Katie (Rusty) Pope, Cherie (Steve) Jenkins, Lori (Mike) Albine and Kimbery (Pete) Osman; grandchildren, Nicole and Danielle Pope, Sean (Lauren) Fay and Ben Fay, Kolbie (Shawn) Rittenhouse, Jarred (Sarah) Boyle, Garrick (Danielle) Boyle, Morgan and Cameron Osman; great-grandchildren, Lilah, Lauren, Josh, Michael (Brooke), Evelyn, Ethan, Gavin, Lyla, Rhett and Paisley; niece, Stacy (Tiger) May; great-nephew, Parker May. Eddie’s legacy will also be carried on by a great-great grandchild due in December.

A Visitation will be held Friday, July 12 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with interment to follow immediately at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddie’s memory may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 3301 Dairy Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904 or to Hospice of Health First, 1131 W. New Haven Ave, West Melbourne, FL 32904.


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019


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Bill Posey

July 12, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of this good man and community leader. Thoughts and prayers are with Mary Lou and family in sympathy.

Paula Naber

July 11, 2019

Dear Mary Lou, Cherie, Jarred and the entire Watson family .. I’m so sorry to hear of Eddies passing .. he was such a great man and a really good friend to my father .. God bless you all and Go Gators ... a forever fan in Heaven 💔

Mike Brutz

July 9, 2019

Mary Lou and Family,

So sad to hear of Eddie's passing. I will always remember him as a man who lived out his love of the Lord in a the most meaningful way; by his own example.

He took a chance on a young guy and gave me a start. I'm sure I'm not the only person who can make that statement.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Brutz

Paul Lewis

July 9, 2019

Eddie was a true leader in our profession. He was always helping his fellow agents improve.

I wish his family well.

Sydney Rickert

July 8, 2019

I’ll always remember your passion for the Gators as well as having lunch with you, your wife and my grandmother Jeanie at your place many years ago. I also remember spending time at your place with your mother and will cherish those memories. Rest In Peace Eddie, May the lord provide comfort to your family in these difficult times.