Bud Watkins

Sunday, November 2, 2003

Daniel Webster "Bud" Watkins, 64, of Bertrand, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1939, at Lilbourn, Mo., son of William Jasper "Jack" and Edith Rae Brown Watkins. He and Brenda Vance were married June 11, 1960, in St. Louis.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, had been employed as a truck driver and self-employed as a building contractor.

Survivors include one son, Eric Watkins of Laurel, Miss.; one daughter, Darla Lomax of Collierville, Tenn.; one brother, Jack Watkins of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Norma Jean Wilson of Sarasota, Fla., and Alice Melton of Clearwater, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kelley Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens at Morley, Mo.