Blair F. Watkins was born in Wilkes County on March 10, 1930 to Ross and Sina J. Watkins. Blair joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at an early age, and loved to sing hymns of praise. He had a great sense of humor, loved to cook, and was self-employed as a painter. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kevin "Paw" and Mary Watkins, and Caleb and Emma Regina Russell; his parents, Ross and Sina J. Watkins; one sister, Mary Kathryn "Mae Kat" Watkins; three brothers, Richard "Little Pug" (Infant), Roger "Puney" Watkins, and Edwin "Sutt" Watkins. He died on May 12, 2011 at Wilkes Senior Village following an extended illness. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of sixty years, Ollie Belle Watkins of the home; four sons, Anthony "Toney" (Denise) Watkins of St. Louis, MO, Johnny T. (Jeanette) Watkins of North Wilkesboro, Marty (Deardria) Watkins of North Wilkesboro, and William K. "Billy" Watkins of Cricket, NC; one daughter, Shirlene W. (Al) Hurtado of Henderson, NV; three brothers, Patrick (Barbara) Watkins of Virginia Beach, VA, James (Gwendolyn) Watkins of Columbus, OH, and Nelson Watkins of Phoenixville, PA; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 731 Fairplains Rd., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Blair F. Watkins please visit our Sympathy Store.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery