Donnie Gene Watkins, 72, of Martinsville, VA passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at his home. He was born August 5, 1949 to the late Clyde Benjamin Watkins and Annie Mae Purdy Watkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert Jackson Watkins, Maynard Davis Watkins, Evaline Watkins Brannen, George William Watkins, Eunice Burnette, Gladys Sheffield, Deborah Lorene Watkins Price, and Pauline Watkins Jones.
Mr. Watkins attended Stanleytown Amazing Grace Baptist Church and was a member of White’s Chapel. He served in the U.S. Army and was owner/operator of Watkins Construction.
He is survived by his siblings, Clyde Douglas Watkins (Mildred), Jeanette Watkins Gill, Glen Michael Watkins (Glenda), and Sheryl Yvonne Wells (Charles); and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor, Dr. Greg Hodges and Pastor Jim Hodges officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Norris Funeral Services and other times at the home. Burial will be at White’s Chapel in Ridgeway, VA.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Watkins family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com.