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T. K. Watkins

Watkins CoverFuneral services for Mr. T.K. Watkins will be 2:00 PM Saturday October 31, 2015 at  Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.  Bro. Barry Davenport and Bro. Kevin Harrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Watkins Family Cemetery in the Centerville Community.  The Family will receive friends on Friday  from 2pm – 8pm, and again on Saturday after 11am at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Watkins, age 83 of the Centerville Community passed away October 29, 2015, at the University Medical Center.

He was born in Wilson County on June 28, 1932 to the late Thomas K. and Annie Mae Ramsey Watkins.  He was a lifelong farmer and also worked as a plumber and electrician, and  was a member of Athens Missionary Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers; Willie Watkins, Roy Watkins; and a sister, Jennie Marie Watkins.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 64years, Mrs. Effie Ellis Watkins; three children; Ronald (Kathy) Watkins, Michael (Connie) Watkins, and Sheila (Terry) Perkins; grandchildren, Heath (Becky) Watkins, Kellie (Scott) Porter, Kristie (Jarrod) Buhler, Jared (Stef) Perkins, and Dustin Perkins; great-grandchildren, Phillip Watkins, Cliffton & Kinley Grace Porter, Brayson Buhler, and Bryson & Addy Jo Perkins;  and sister, Ms. Tommie Mai Watkins.

Pallbearers will be: Jarrod Buhler, Scott Porter, Jared Perkins, Dustin Perkins, Heath Watkins, Bennie Watkins, and Al Ray.

Honorary Pallbearers: Shayne Ellis, Stacy Ellis, James Kennedy, Bennie Ray Watkins, Brian Watkins, Marcus Bonillia, and German Erazo.

Messages for the Family

  1. Anne Tomlinson says:
    TK Watkins was a genuine friend. He would give a person the shirt off his back if you needed it. We share in your sorrow for a great person left us today. But, we rejoice in knowing he is safely home in the arms of Jesus. May God give you comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories you have of that wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. We love you and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Anne and David Tomlinson
  2. Ms. Elaine says:
    My deepest condolences to the Watkins family. TK will be greatly missed. May your precious memories fill your hearts with joy and bring you peace. May God clothe you with His tender mercies and comfort you. May you continue to assure your heart that not even death can separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.—Romans 8:38, 39. Heartfelt prayers are with you. John 11:11, 21-26; Revelation 21:3,4; Matthew 6:9,10.
  3. Betty Leftrick says:
    We extend our sincere sympathy to you all. Your family holds a special place in our hearts. We know how hard it is to lose someone close and we pray that you will be comforted by God’s love and the sweet memories. God bless you all.
    Paul & Betty Leftrick