Mr. Robert Eugene "Ned" Watkins
Services for Mr. Robert "Ned" Watkins will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at graveside (Magnolia Cemetery) at 3:00 pm with Rev. James Rickles officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30pm at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Watkins, 83, passed away on March 9, 2018 at Diversicare in Meridian. He worked in purchasing at Anderson Hospital for many years and was a member of the 186th Air National Guard. He was a an avid sports enthusiast and coached several different sports. He was an accomplished athlete in his own right, holding state championships in football, baseball, and track. He loved to be in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Latham Watkins; Sons, Jamie Shane Watkins and Roby Kevin Watkins; Daughters, Donna Watkins Rollins (Pat), Robin Douglas (Jack), Sharon Luina (Johnny); Six Grandchildren; Six Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Marie Davis, Wilma Rickles (James), Elaine Reynolds (Jimmy); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Leslie Wakins Sr. and his mother, Lorena Curry Watkins; Brother, George Leslie "Beaver" Watkins; granddaughter, Lady Priscella Rollins, and brother in law, Bruce Davis.
Pallbearers are Johnny Luina, Jet Davis, Johnathon Douglas, Jack Douglas, Pat Rollins, Lynn Savell, and Kip Watkins.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a note for the family, or order flowers at jamesfwebb.com
Dear Norma and family,
My heart is breaking for you all. I know this is such a difficult time for each of you but please know you are in my thoughts and pray and I am praying that you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Love you very much,
May Gullette Hall.
May HallBrandon, MS
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Watkins family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
Our prayers for the Watkins family during this time of bereavement. May God strengthen each of you.
Jim and Wilma RicklesToomsuba, MS
I'm so sorry to hear about Ned. He was always such a nice, caring neighbor to my Grandparents and my l parents. Your family is in my prayers. Love to all of you💜
Paula Gullette GraysonLauderdale, MS
Norma Jean Robbie and Jamie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you through this time of sorrow!
Linda K MorphisGreensboro, NC
My thoughts and prayers are with the family .
Jimmy SlayMeridian, MS
On behalf of myself and the Webb Funeral Home staff we offer our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones.
Joe TewMeridian, MS