Veteran Was Marine Engine Mechanic
native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia, he was a member
of Temple Baptist Church and was a self-employed marine engine mechanic for over
forty years. He was a 1959 graduate of City High School, was a Vietnam veteran
of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Ernie Pyle Chapter 1945 Order of the
Purple Heart. Mr. Watkins was also a life member of the D.A.V. National Chapter
and the V.F.W National Chapter.
include his wife, Rose M. Watkins; three sons, David Watkins, Tampa, FL, Andy
Harris, Rossville, & Tim Morgan, Soddy Daisy; daughter, Lori Brock,
Ringgold; brothers, Maurice Watkins, Birchwood, & Alan Watkins, Decatur, TN;
three grandchildren also survive.
services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev.
Ken Trivette officiating.
will follow in the National Cemetery with the Vietnam Veterans of America,
Chapter # 203 providing full military honors. The Ft. Oglethorpe VFW Post #3679
will serve as active and honorary pallbearers.
contributions may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund, 3204 Clio
Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37407.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 - 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home in Rossville.