John Watkins, 71, of Harrison, died at his home, Friday, Oct. 9 (2020). A visitation was held at Roller-Christeson's Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 13. Funeral will be held at First Baptist Church in Harrison, Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Interment services will follow at the Western Grove Cemetery.
John was born Dec. 30, 1948 in Snowball. He was one of five children born to Omer and Dorothy Watkins. In 1972, John became a salesman at Modern Parts and then purchased the business in 1973. In May 2019, John retired after working 48 years. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as a trustee for several years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy (Horn) Watkins; father, Omer Watkins; father-in-law, Kenneth Snow; sister, Virley Wilson and brother, James Watkins.
John is survived by his wife, Martha; daughters, April Mattix, Amy Graham and Amber Like; seven grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Burns and Shirley Gale and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Duane Graham, Taylor Graham, Brandon Likes, Lonnie Brockman, Terry Yeager, Ronald Delk, Kenny Sno, and Tommy Pulliam.
Honorary pallbearers are Tyler and Tisha Pendarvis, Isabella Gibbany, Zachary Wyles, Emma Graham, Josalyn Likes, Ava Likes, Steve Cantrell, Sam Scroggins, Louis Melton, Kenny Keeter and Modern Parts employees.