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 Ray “Rex” Watkins, Sr

Ray “Rex” Watkins, Sr

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Death 5 Mar 2010 (aged 78)
Burial Bogota, Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 49444750 · View Source
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Ray "Rex" Watkins Sr., 78, of Newton, passed away at 3:15 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2010 at his residence.

Visitation and memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church in Newton where Rex was a member. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, and from 9 until 10 a.m. Tuesday with a memorial service at 10 a.m. followed by burial service in Honey Cemetery near Bogota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois, 800 E. Locust St., Olney, IL 62450-2598. Arrangements are under the care of Crain Funeral Home in Newton.

Rex was born on March 6, 1931, in Macon.

He was preceded in death by his father Herbert Eck Watkins and mother Meredith (Trimble) Watkins.

Rex was united in marriage to Nola Rosalie Chesnut Oct. 30, 1949.

Along with his wife, he is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; daughter, Lynn (Robert D. Sr.) Albright of St. Joseph, Mich. and family Robert D. (Aimee) Albright, Jr. (Adam, Melanie and Rosalie), Lori (Scott) Raches (Brayden, Evan and Shaylen); daughter Susan (Ray) Tolley of Springfield and family Kim (Justin) Tolley-Bateman (Taylor), Aaron (Nicole) Lindsey (Caden, Breckan and Teagan), Matthew Lindsey (Haley); son, Ray Rex (Donna) Watkins, Jr. of Newton and family Randi (Nic) Horst (Taylor, Trey and Elyse), Jesiah (Kelsey) Watkins; and daughter Jo (Condie) Holt of Champaign and family Jamie Star (Jada and Jaxson), Amanda (Adam) Roth (Landon), Rebekah Holt, and Timothy Holt. Rex is also survived by three sisters, Nelda Zike, Edwardsville, Doris Klier, Newton, and Betty Haley, Quincy; and one brother Larry Watkins, Springfield.

Published in the Effingham Daily News.


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  • Created by: Lady In Black
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49444750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray “Rex” Watkins, Sr (6 Mar 1931–5 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49444750, citing Honey Cemetery, Bogota, Jasper County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lady In Black (contributor 46799457) .