Altoona, died May 26, 2013, at Attalla Healthcare. Parents James A. and Opal Norris Watkins predeceased him, as did brothers Durell Watkins and Jerry Watkins.

Surviving are daughter Amy Watkins Woods, Albertville; sister-in-law Clara Watkins, Hokes Bluff; nephews Mike (Kim) Watkins, Arab, Rick (Pat) Watkins, Altoona, David (Kelly) Watkins, Gallant, Greg ( Tish) Watkins and Todd Watkins, both of Hokes Bluff; niece Christi (Bob) Hurd, Deatsville; cousin Don (Gloria) Guthrie, Hokes Bluff.

A graveside service was held May 31 at 6 p.m. New Emmaus Cemetery at 6 p.m. Snead Funeral Home directed.