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.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Jimmy & Denise, My prayer is that God will lighten your load @ this time of loss of your father. I know it has been a long haul but I'm sure it has been worth it to capture more memories with your dad! Please know that we are just a phone call away to help out with anything and rest assured knowing God is right with you! Family love, Rob & Patsy
Margaret & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you! Please let me know if you need anything at all. Love, Pooh
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.
Sherry Lester Stephens
Jimmy and family, Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
We're deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Love, Catherine
Catherine Hughes Mannix
David, Karen, and families, so sorry to hear about your dad. I know how hard it is to give up your father. But know that he is no longer suffering and is in heaven with Jesus. Our prayers are with you and if we can help in any way, please, don't hesitate to let us know. Vickie and Gregg
Vickie Travis Vernon
Adam, Amber & Hannah - I am so sorry for the passing of your grandfather. I hope you have captured all of the memories of the times you spent with your papa Clarence! May God give you the coursage to say just what He wants you to say during this time in His honor! Love Ya, Mom & Dad Roloff
So sorry to hear of your loss Ms. Margaret. Praying for all of you
Rita, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.
Dale & Janice and family you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. AJ & Donna
We are so sorry we aren't there with you all! We have been praying for you all. We love you all!
Tasha Raczkiewicz, Tyler & Brianna Helton
David,Karen and family,we are so sorry for your loss. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Joyce n Kyle
With sympathy for your loss. (our great grandfathers were brothers)
Margaret, Rita, Brandon , Paige and the rest of the family, I didn't know about this until after the funeral; I would have come to visitation if I had known. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, if there is anything that we can do, please let us know. Love and prayers, Jana and Tim Williams
Jana Harvey Williams
Family of Clarence Watkins, please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Your Loved One. He was a School Friend of Mine and Jack Travis's, who is now in Heaven with Clarence. We will all meet again some day, May God Bless ALL of You. June Comer Morton
june comer morton
Margaret, David, Charles, Jimmy, Rita and Dale: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Clarence. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a good man and I know he'll be greatly missed by each of you.
Sorry for your loss, May God Bless and be with you at this time (my dad was Charlie Martin,Clarence's cousin).