Harvey Edward Watkins

Harvey Edward Watkins

December 13, 1938 – December 7, 2020

Pilot Community – Harvey Edward Watkins,  81, died peacefully on Monday.  He was born in Franklin County to the late Fred Raymond & Irene Perry Watkins.  He served his country honorably  serving his entire career and retiring from the U. S. Navy.  He served in the Vietnam War during his career.  He was a good man who was loved and respected by his family and his community.  He was preceded in death by his son, Michael David Watkins.

He will lie in repose from 5 pm – 9 pm,  Friday at his home where he loved to be.

He is survived by his children, JoAnn Tanner, Lois Faye Watkins, Sarah Watkins, sisters, Emily Massey, Faye Perry, grandchildren, Christopher Allen Dean, Jimmy Tanner, Jr., Brian Tanner, Jeffrey Medlin, Jason Medlin, Victoria Watkins, Jason Watkins, Victoria Tharrington, great grandchildren, Chandler Medlin, & Madilyn Medlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Funeral service 11 am, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third ST., Wendell with burial to follow at his home.  Visitation will be from 10-11 prior to the service.  MASKS REQUIRED. www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • kimberly Posted December 9, 2020 11:07 am

    Such a sweet man, he’s not suffering anymore…Prayers for the family🙏🙏♥️♥️♥️

  • Hugh Williams Posted December 9, 2020 2:23 pm

    Fine man ! RIP Harvey ❤️

  • Danny Bunn Posted December 9, 2020 2:48 pm

    Often when I think of Harvey, my mind drifts back to the time we were very young, living next door to one another. Many days were spent with him, Earl and Emily Rose, playing Monopoly and hide-and-seek. As we grew older, we went our separate ways. After many years, our lives crossed again after our retirements, while working together in Lewis Farm Supply store in Pilot. I always enjoyed being around Harvey, and working with him. Faye and I offer our condolences to the family and loved ones.

  • Donnie Lewis Posted December 9, 2020 6:51 pm

    Thinking about the family. He was a good man.

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