Robert Eugene "Ned" Watkins
July 29, 1934  -  March 9, 2018

Robert Eugene "Ned" Watkins


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James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1:30 - 2:30 pm
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Graveside
Magnolia Cemetery
23rd Ave.
Meridain, MS  39301
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
3:00 pm
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Magnolia Cemetery
23rd Ave.
Meridian, MS  39301
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I served in the Air Force.

Mr. Robert Eugene "Ned" Watkins

Services for Mr. Robert "Ned" Watkins will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at graveside (Magnolia Cemetery) at 3:00 pm with Rev. James Rickles officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30pm at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Watkins, 83, passed away on March 9, 2018 at Diversicare in Meridian. He worked in purchasing at Anderson Hospital for many years and was a member of the 186th Air National Guard. He was a an avid sports enthusiast and coached several different sports. He was an accomplished athlete in his own right, holding state championships in football, baseball, and track. He loved to be in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Latham Watkins; Sons, Jamie Shane Watkins and Roby Kevin Watkins; Daughters, Donna Watkins Rollins (Pat), Robin Douglas (Jack), Sharon Luina (Johnny); Six Grandchildren; Six Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Marie Davis, Wilma Rickles (James), Elaine Reynolds (Jimmy); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Leslie Wakins Sr. and his mother, Lorena Curry Watkins; Brother, George Leslie "Beaver" Watkins; granddaughter, Lady Priscella Rollins, and brother in law, Bruce Davis.
Pallbearers are Johnny Luina, Jet Davis, Johnathon Douglas, Jack Douglas, Pat Rollins, Lynn Savell, and Kip Watkins.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a note for the family, or order flowers at jamesfwebb.com

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  1. May Hall
    Brandon, MS

    Dear Norma and family,
    My heart is breaking for you all. I know this is such a difficult time for each of you but please know you are in my thoughts and pray and I am praying that you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Love you very much,
    May Gullette Hall.

  2. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Watkins family at this time.

  3. Jim and Wilma Rickles
    Toomsuba, MS

    Our prayers for the Watkins family during this time of bereavement. May God strengthen each of you.

  4. Paula Gullette Grayson
    Lauderdale, MS

    I'm so sorry to hear about Ned. He was always such a nice, caring neighbor to my Grandparents and my l parents. Your family is in my prayers. Love to all of you💜

  5. Linda K Morphis
    Greensboro, NC

    Norma Jean Robbie and Jamie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you through this time of sorrow!

  6. Jimmy Slay
    Meridian, MS

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family .

  7. Joe Tew
    Meridian, MS

    On behalf of myself and the Webb Funeral Home staff we offer our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones.

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