Visitation will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Leak and Sons Funeral Home in County Club Hill, Ill., and again from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Grace M.B. Church in Markham, Ill.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Grace M.B. Church in Markham, Ill., with Rev. Larry D. Scott officiating.
The third oldest child of Cleveland and Mary Watkins, he was a graduate of Broad Street High School in Shelby in 1958 before moving to Chicago.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Watkins, of Country Club Hill, Ill.; one daughter, Marsha Foster, of Country Club Hill, Ill.; three sisters, Mary Watkins, of Shelby, Bobbie Humphrey, of Renova, and Patricia Watkins, of Bartlett, Ill.; three brothers, Cleveland Watkins Jr. and Fred Watkins, both of Chicago, Ill., and Arbedell Watkins of Cleveland; two grandsons, Dwaine and Deion Foster of Country Club Hill, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.