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