Born in Lynchburg, Tennessee to the late Thomas and Lettie Watkins, he was a former member of the Downtown Lions Club and the American Legion Post 43. Mr. Watkins was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. During his life, Mr. Watkins worked as a grocer for the Tullahoma Wal-Mart.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Jose Bost; and five brothers, Doyal Watkins, Bill Watkins, Don Watkins, Joe Watkins and Harold Watkins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Watkins; one daughter, Jennifer Brewer of Tullahoma; one son, Jeremy Watkins and (Kerri) of Henning, TN; four grandchildren, Jaelyn Brewer, Jadin Watkins, Mya Hodges, and Jacia Watkins; one daughter-in-law, Christina Parsons of Morrison, TN; two brothers, C.B. Watkins (Jean), and Jack Watkins (Linda) all of Tullahoma; and one sister, Catherine Adams of Indiana.
Visitation for Mr. Watkins will be held on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm with the funeral Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 11:00am in The Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Wayne Wester officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
For those who wish the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.