Phillip Lewis Watkins

Phillip Lewis Watkins

SHREVEPORT, LA - Services for Phillip Lewis Watkins, 63, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Riley, pastor of Trinity Heights. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Mr. Watkins was born July 13, 1949, in Texarkana, TX, and passed away November 3, 2012, in Ruston, LA, while attending the Louisiana Tech University football game. He was a member of Trinity Heights Baptist Church. He retired from work with AT&T. Phillip graduated from Fair Park High School in 1967 and Louisiana Tech University in 1991. He was a member of the Louisiana Tech TAG and the LA Tech Alumni Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Lee and Nina Ruth Cobb Watkins.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Gaye Heinsohn Watkins of Shreveport, LA; son, Jeffrey Lewis Watkins and fiancée Heather Taylor of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Angela Gaye Watkins Kimbrough and husband William B. Kimbrough, Jr. of Keithville, LA, and one future grandchild, due in April of 2013.

Honoring Phillip as pallbearers will Randy Sweeters, Donnie Sweeters, Larry Keene, Gerald Boyt, Jim Peveler and Donnie Attaway.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ralph Baucum, III and his staff at Cardiology Associates.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 6, 2012