Junior Watkins

Thursday, July 19, 2012

ORAN, Mo. -- Junior O. Watkins, 61, of Oran passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1951, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Oscar and Lillie Bowers Watkins. He married Connie Kaye Hilton on June 7, 1971. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 2011.

Junior retired from Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include a son, Danny (Tracy) Watkins of Jackson; a daughter, Anita (James) Mulcahy of Jackson; four grandchildren, Amber and Ethan Watkins, Kaitlyn and Sara Mulcahy; a brother, Donald Watkins of Oran; and a sister, Pam Wefenstette of Oran.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Watkins; three brothers; and two sisters.

Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Morley, Mo., with the Rev. Larry Jackson officiating.