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Roy Lee Watkins
  • Forest Hill Baptist Church
    1850 Forest Hill Road
    Maryville, TN 37803

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“Steve, Jennifer, and Jeff, We are so sorry for the all too sudden loss of your father. As you all know, we were practically life-long friends and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Everett and Deitra Cooper - TN

“Kathy and I just found out about Roy's passing. We are so sorry. We lost our older sister, Pat, this past January, and our brother Lynn in October...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Theresa Tyler and Kathy Tyler Bowles - TN

“Sympathy to Roy's family. He was a classmate and friend and will be deeply missed. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Doris Gardner - Louisville, TN

“Our heart felt sympothy to the family ;having known Roy for many years he will be rememberd as a good christian and dear friend,it is our prayer that...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: STEVE L HICKMAN //THIRD ST BAPTIST CHURCH,AND FRIENDS

“Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. We worked with Roy at Alcoa for many years. He was so funny and kept us entertained. You knew you...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Kenneth & Sandy Leslie - TN

“Steven,Jennifer and Jeffrey, We were so sorry to hear of your daddy's passing. You are rim our thoughts & prayers. Your dad was friendly,funny and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Mike & Carol Rosenbalm - TN

“God bless and keep. You will be missed ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Stanford Long - New Ipswich, NH

“So many years of my childhood were spent with Jennifer and her family; an amazing family! I loved being with them. It was like my second home. I...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann (Patterson) Johnson - TN

“Nancy, I just heard about Roy and I am so sorry. I also just called mom in Arizona and told her. She said to tell you she loves you and she is...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Shoemaker - Maryville, TN

“We were shocked and so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Roy was a great guy and will be greatly missed. The Trotter boys grew up with Roy on...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jean Sapp Trotter - Sterling, VA

“I attended everett high with roy,didnt him personally but I do remember that smile that everybody has mentioned. My prayers for the family to find...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: magdalene moore - sevierville, TN

“This is a message for my dear friend Jennifer, Roy's daughter. Jen I am on vacation with my family and I heard your dad just passed away. My heart is...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Grace Sukhia Stapleton - VA

“I cannot remember not knowing Roy. He was always the same. Anywhere I would see him he had that huge smile and always kind words. We attended Everett...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Marlene Walker - Maryville, TN

“I didn't know him, but would like to offer my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends .Iam very sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Elsie Tuck - Maryville, TN - none

“i worker with roy for many years and ur family will be in my prayers ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: james harmon - maryville, TN

“I am so sorry to read about Roy's passing. I know he & my husband, Roy Mason, were good friends. I remember how much fun & what a "cut up" he was. ...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Mason - Cookeville, TN

“Nancy no longer than I knew Roy he was such a nice person. Mom and I have a heavy heart and want you to know that you are in our prayers and thank...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Sheri Allen and Betty Bible - TN

“Watkins Family, I first met Mr Watkins when I attended Forest Hill Church with my sister, Kathy Hinzman. He always spoke to me and was so kind...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy Presley Myers - Maryville, TN

“Nancy, I was so shocked to see that Roy had outran us to the Father's House. I went to Everett with Roy and I can never remember a day that he didn...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Harrill Perry - Ringgold, GA

“Oh Nancy, We where never so shocked to see Roy had passed this earth to be with Jesus . We were not ready to let him leave but Jesus was ready for...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kenneth and Jeanne Clure - TN


Roy Lee Watkins age 69 of Maryville passed away Monday, July 29, 2013. Roy entered the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Roy graduated from Everett High School Class of 1962. He retired from ALCOA with 34 ½ years of service and was a member of the Betrayed Retirees from Alcoa, and Alcoa's 25-Year Club & GWRRA. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. Roy was a longtime member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: father, Arvil J. Watkins; mother, Mamie Tyler Watkins Henry; stepfather, Rev. Eli Henry (who he loved very much); loving wife of 30 years, Faye Amburn Watkins; Brother, J.C. Watkins. Survivors include: Loving wife and best friend, Nancy Jarnagin Watkins; son, Stephen Watkins; daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer & Jurgen Mootz; son, Jeffrey Watkins; grandchildren, Braeden Watkins, Caleb Watkins, Anna Mootz and Trent Mootz; wonderful loving Toy Poodle, Buffy Lee Watkins; special South Carolina cousins, Billy & Janice Watkins and family; aunt, Ruby Watkins; step sister, Carolyn Henry; host of friends and cousins that he loved very much; special cousin, Roberta Tyler that introduced Roy & Nancy; many family, friends, beloved neighbors, and riding buddies too numerous to mention. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM, Friday, August 2, 2013 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Gary Thomas and Rev. Rex Everett officiating. Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to: Forest Hill Baptist Church, 1850 Forest Hill Rd., Maryville, TN 37803. Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, August 2, 2013 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com.