WALLINS CREEK — Roy Lee Watkins, Sr., age 77, of Wallins Creek, KY passed away October 15, 2013 at the Greg Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard, KY. He was born April 4, 1936 in Harlan, KY to the late Clarence and Rose Watkins. He was a retired miner, mechanic, and welder. He was a member of H.A.M. radio club.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers: Alvin, Jessie and Glen Watkins; wife and mother of his children, Opal Lee Watkins, and a grandson, Donald Gregory Watkins.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rose Watkins; 5 children: Roy Lee Watkins, Jr. and wife, Lynn of Sharps Chapel, TN; Dora Jane Watkins, Donald Watkins and wife, Glenda, Roger Dale Watkins and wife, Shirley, and Michael Wayne Watkins all of Wallins, KY; 6 grandchildren: Nick Brock and wife Kristen; Wadonna Farmer and husband, Charlie; Heather Watkins, Kelly Watkins, Gage Watkins, and Haley Watkins; 4 great grandchildren: Summer Brock, Little Mike Bledsoe, Jaina Brock, and Adrian Slusher; one brother, Johnnie Watkins and two sisters: Della Mae Southerland and Joyce Hansel and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be 11AM to 2PM on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Funeral will immediately follow at 2PM in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Park Howard Cemetery, Wallins, KY with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
Online condolences can be left at: www.harlanobits.net.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.