James Hobert Watkins

James Hobert Watkins, 81, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, after an extended illness.

Jim was retired, primarily working as a heating/air conditioning installer for his own business established in Richmond.

Jim is survived by his children, Stanley Watkins (Doris), of Crossville, Tenn., Sharon Watson (Sam), of Pikeville, Tenn., Tim Watkins (Vickie), of Kansas City, Mo., Jim Watkins, of Richmond, and Kelli Watkins, of Gladstone; his grandchildren, Shenia Derrick (Barry), Shonda Holt (Will), Sam T. Watson (Kristin), Chris Roberts (Ashley), Nicolas Jenkins (Arial), Blaine Watkins (Jennie), Caitlin Watkins-Fox, Arissah Williams, Jedidiah Watkins and Malinda Watkins; 16 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Charlie Watkins (Ruby), and Robert (Cindy) Watkins; his sisters, Inez Ewton (JW) and Anna Tilley (Glenn). He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Bulah Watkins; brothers, Wm. Matthew Watkins and Labron Watkins; sisters, Sybil Watkins and Sue Fisher and his son Dennis Watkins.

A private family service will take place in Tennessee, returning Jim to the beautiful mountains he loved. Charter Funerals assisted the family with arrangements.

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