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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.
The family encourages memorial contributions to Bluegrass Hospice Care in lieu of flowers.