Robert Anthony Watkins, 66, of Rossville passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 in a local hospital. Mr. Watkins was born on February 1, 1955 in Marietta, Georgia to the late William and Catherine Watkins. He was a life-long resident of the North Georgia area and had served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids and enjoyed watching NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Watkins and sisters, Frances Holland and Wanda Williams.
Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Ann Watkins; children, Kelly Hamrick, Amber (Brad) Sharp, Johnny Dole, Stacy Dole, Christy Dole, Heather Franklin and Crystal Franklin (Matt Young); brothers, Patrick (Brenda) Flowers, Johnny (Wanda) Watkins and Stanley Watkins; sisters, Janice Jarrett, Patricia (Billy) Russell and Betty Blue; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors with Pastor Kevin Weaver officiating.
The family will receive friends 10-8 PM Thursday and 9-10 AM Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
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