US Air Force

Jerry W. Watkins

October 31, 1946 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 74)


Jerry W. Watkins, 74, husband of Bettye Collins Watkins, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his home.

Born October 31, 1946 in Nicholas County to the late Charles E. & Mildred Crawford Watkins, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam, a former employee of Georgetown Cable and E.D. Bullard, a retired employee of Monessen Hearth and loved flying as a private pilot. A longtime Methodist minister, Jerry pastored at both the Mt. Pleasant and Wagoner’s Chapel United Methodist Churches and was a devoted member of the Harrison County Hymn Sing program. 

Additional survivors are a daughter, Lori Watkins (Jeffrey Alan) Seivers, of Cynthiana; 2 step-sons, Gerald (Nancy) Craycraft, of Mays Lick, and Edward “Eddie” Craycraft, of Monticello; 2 brothers, Larry (Judy) Watkins, of Carlisle, and Jeffrey Watkins, of Flemingsburg; a sister, Carol (Alvin) Eckler, of Fleming County; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Nichole Stanfield; a step-granddaughter, Lisa Mullins; and 2 great-grandchildren, Elliot Wayne & Cooper Alan Burkhart.

Also preceding him in death were 3 brothers, Dennis, Ronnie & Billy Watkins. 

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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Family to do services at later date


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