Obituary For Clarence Watkins

July 11, 1937 - June 27, 2012

Clarence William Watkins, 74, of 3251 Garrett Road in Stoneville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 27, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, June 29, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Elbert Paschall and Reverend Adam Hughes, grandson of Mr. Watkins, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery in Ridgeway, VA.

Mr. Watkins was born July 11, 1937 in the Price Community of Rockingham County, son of the late Colie and Bessie Martin Watkins. He spent 44 years working for Mize Motor Company doing auto body repair work. Mr. Watkins enjoyed competitive shooting and won many awards.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jackson Watkins, of the home; daughter, Rita Hall and husband, Troy of Wentworth; sons David Watkins and wife, Karen of Stoneville, Charles Hughes and wife, Jill of Stoneville, Jimmy Hughes and wife, Denise of Ridgeway, VA and Major Dale Castle and wife, Janice of Eden but stationed in Ft. Lee, VA; sister, Virginia Watkins of Stoneville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Odell Watkins

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, 6 - 8:30 PM at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the residence on Garrett Road.

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