BURLINGTON - Mr. Renaldo Watkins, age 78 of 2708 Evergreen Lane, Burlington, NC died at 7:06 pm Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hospice Home of Burlington after 3 years of failing health. He was a member of the Beacon Baptist Church, proud member of the Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation, a US Army
veteran having served in Germany. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed a competitive game of bowling. Renaldo retired from General Electric, was born in Alamance County and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. Preceding him in death are his parents William Andrew Watkins and Rena Miles Watkins, sister Sonya Slade.
Surviving is his wife Shirley Parker Watkins of the home, daughter Patty Watkins of the home, son Scotty Watkins of Elon, 1 grandson, Justin Doss of Burlington, former daughter-in-law Jill Watkins, former son-in-law Sean Bostwick, 6 sisters, Mrs. Vicky Wiley and husband Ricardo of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Laura Morrow of Mebane, Mrs. Geneva Hayes of Seaside, Cal., Mrs. Sudie Jeffries of Burlington, 4 brothers, William Watkins and wife Jattie of Burlington, Alton Watkins and wife Alfreda of Burlington, Ravon Watkins and wife Aline of Burlington, Lawrence Watkins and wife Paulette of Burlington and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday April 9, 2014 at the Beacon Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Alamance Memorial Park with Military Honors.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net