Thomas Dean Watkins, 56, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.
Thomas Dean Watkins was born Jan. 31, 1952 in Brownfield, Texas, the son of Madge Alice Watkins and Hurshel C. Watkins. Tom met his wife Gloria in Lubbock, Texas, in 1992 and moved to Georgeville, Mo. in 1998 to be close to his parents.
Survivors include: his wife, Gloria Watkins, of the home; grandson Bryan J. Watkins, of the home; his father, Hurshel C. Watkins of Georgeville, Mo.; four brothers, Hurshel D. Watkins of Cowgill, James W. Watkins of Excelsior Springs, Dan C. Watkins of Richmond, and Brian C. Watkins of Excelsior Springs; two sons, Thomas D. Watkins Jr. of Independence, James C. Watkins of Midland, Texas; six daughters, Theresa Herndon of Richmond, Eva Sandoval of Warrensburg, Brandy Maxwell of Pampa, Texas, Dawn Allen of Petersburg Ill., Fayerene Hunt of Midland, Texas and Tammy Brooks of Midland,Texas; 10 grandsons, eight granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the Liberty Hospice Group that helped Tom and his family in the final days of his life.
Cremation. A memorial service was held in the family home Sunday, Aug. 17.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Richmond. Online condolences may be left at www.polleyfuneralhome.com.