Joseph Leonard "Joe" Watkins

Joe L. Watkins, 74, of 6130 Champion Road, Chattanooga, died Tuesday evening .  He was a native of Lenoir City, Tenn., but had lived in Chattanooga most of his life.  Mr. Watkins was of the Baptist faith and a member of Harrison Masonic Lodge 114 and Scottish Rite.  He is survived by his wife, Rubye Leamon Watkins; three sons, Maurice, David and Alan Watkins; a brother, Andrew Watkins; two sisters Della Tanser and Betty Scott; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Bartlebaugh Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Hannah officiating.  Burial will be in Bartlebaugh Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Tommy Roberts, Leon Ziegler, Rusty Kendall, Greg Bush, Eddie Denham, and Tim Morgan.  The family is receiving friends at Turner Funeral Home.
Chattanooga Times 10/19/1982

Submitted by Susan Kendall