Earl Franklin Watkins, 72 of Big Island passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1943 in Raleigh Co., WV, a son of the late Carl B. Watkins and Katie Marie Comer Watkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Carol Gibson Watkins and a brother, Arthur L. Watkins. He was retired from Owens-Illinois, was a U. S. Army veteran and was an outdoorsman, and he loved bear and ginseng hunting. He is survived by his brothers, Carl D. Watkins, Charles D. Watkins, John W. Watkins all of Bedford, Jack D. Watkins of Martin, GA; his sister, Rosalie W. Huskin of Ila, GA. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1 pm at Chestnut Hill Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Bevins officiating. Interment followed in Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2016