Born: Friday Mar 10, 1944

Died: Wednesday Jun 13, 2018


James Willard Watkins

March 10, 1944 - June 13, 2018

James Willard Watkins, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Cookeville, TN.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 16, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 PM) at the funeral home.

Mr. Watkins was born March 10, 1944 in the Price Community of Stoneville, NC, to the late Fletcher Willard Watkins and Eunice Smith.  He was a Senior Processing Engineer for E. I. DuPont, Inc. in Martinsville, VA and later retired from DuPont in Chattanooga, TN.

He is survived by wife of 56 years, Jane Purdy Watkins of the home;  son, James "Jimmy" Watkins, Jr. and wife, Denise of Cookeville, TN;  and grandsons, J. W. and Jacob Watkins of Cookeville, TN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 2415 Settle Bridge Rd., Stoneville, NC 27048

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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To the Watkins Family, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. We pray your family has peace and understanding during your loss and cast the light of our Lord around you. We love you all so much and send our condolences. May God grant you the strength and wisdom to move forward. Deepest Sympathy and Love. The Family of Cookeville Youth and Middle School Wrestling
Cookeville Youth and Middle School Wrestling

Jimmy and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May May God give you comfort and strength as you go through this trying time. God bless you all.
Linda Minnear

My deepest sympathy to the family
Rhonda Farris

To the Watkins family: May you be enveloped in peace and comfort as you deal with this difficult loss. Know that there are folks who care for you and are praying for you.
Leslie Honicker

Jane and family, my heartfelt condolences to all of you as you grieve during this tremendous loss. Prayers for God's presence to comfort you now and in the days ahead. Hold close the good memories. 💔🌹
Linda Gibbs

Jimmy Watkins & Family, May GOD bless and strengthen you through this difficult time. You have been and will be in my prayers. You have Lori's and my deepest heartfelt condolences.
Eddy & Lori Lane

I am so very sorry for the loss of James. I will miss him. I am praying for Jane to have comfort in the fact that he is in heaven. Love you
Holly Wallace

I worked with,James at mtvl and chatt.. he was such a professional and friend. Penny and I played tennis with James and jane..they are such good people. We will miss james..he helped me on the job and was so thoughtful. I was blessed to have known him...
Waid keene

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