Garry Watkins


Garry Wayne Watkins, 56, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Mr. Watkins was born August 31, 1957 at DeWitt, a son of the late Ray Watkins and Pearl Williams Watkins.

He was baptized into the General Assembly & Church of the First Born on August 4, 1974. He married Kim McGraw on December 23, 1978 and to their union was born seven children. He was ordained an Elder on April 4, 1994.

His life revolved around being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He also found great joy in seeing the brethren serve God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Emmett Herrmann and Glenn Herrmann; sisters, Clota Fisher, Roxie Watkins, and Odessa Herrmann; and grandsons, Rance and Braxton.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his loving wife, Kim McGraw Watkins; sons, Seth Watkins (Felicia), Slade Watkins (Michaela), Brock Watkins (Laci), and Dalton Watkins; daughters, Paige Sloate (Brian), Jacole Sloate (Lamar), and Marandi Wright (Eddie); brothers, Donald Watkins (Beverly), Troy Herrmann (Marilyn), and Bobby Herrmann; sisters, Floy Jones and Sarah Fisher; eight grandchildren, Craig, Kortlan, Abby, Creed, Annsley, Alex, Camden, and Anyston; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, 10 a.m. at General Assembly & Church of the First Born with Brother Kip Payton and Brother Glenn Davenport officiating. Committal services will follow at 3p.m. in Thompson Cemetery at DeWitt. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Services. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com