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Nathan Leon Watkins, Sr.

November 12, 1934 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Nathan Watkins, Sr. Obituary

Mr. Nathan Leon Watkins, Sr. , 89, of Linden, passed away March 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Mr Nathan was born November 12, 1934 in Henagar, AL to the late Clarence Lewis Watkins and Sylva Inez Leverett Watkins.  The family moved to Florida around 1952.  Nathan joined the United States Army in September of  1954.  He took basic training at Fort Jackson, SC.  He later served at Fort Sam Houston, TX and Fort Rucker, AL.  He was Honorably discharged as SP4 in August, 1962.  Nathan married Myrtle Wenell Hasting, daughter of Willie (Bill) Anderson Hasting and Emmie McCue Hasting, on March 20, 1955. She and her family had moved to Florida around 1942.  He is preceded in death by his wife Myrtle and their daughter Sylvia Louise Watkins. Also preceding him in death are his brothers Paul, Bill, and Waylon, and sisters Evelyn, Faye, Betty, and Bertha, and granddaughter JoAnna Webb.

He is survived by his six sons Nathan Leon, Jr. (Leah), Kelvin Lee, Daniel Ray, Kenneth Wayne (Becky), Richard Edward ( Connie ), and Wallace Clay (Joanie); 21 Grandchildren Candace (Chris) Mercer, Cheryl (Eric) Robertson, Shannon, Maleah Lumpkins, Amy (Jamie) Hester, Ashley, Justin, Jared, Jeremy, Bailey, Dylan, Ryan, Charley, Ricky Jr. (Rachael), Kristen (James) Justice, Jacob (Addison), Sylvia, Matthew, Mitchell, Derek (Kestin); 20 Great Grandchildren Aleah Lumpkins, Alyssa Lumpkins, Adrian Lumpkins, Jase Robertson, Micheal, Cain Stewart, Makala Laughter, Jeza Mcphail, Wyatt Mcphail, Kayden Melerine, Emma Mercer, Carly Mercer, Cameron Mercer, Maddox Hester, Hannah Hester, Dawson Conry, Kayden Hinson, Lorraina Justice, Lincoln and Lucas.

Visitation will take place on Monday March 25, 2024 from 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Young Funeral Home, with Masonic services at 7:00PM.  Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 10:30 AM until service time at 2:00Pm at New Life Christian Church in Linden.  Interment will follow services in the Watkins Family Cemetery on Short Creek Road near Linden.  Military Honors will be presented at the cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers any memorials or donations may be made in Mr. Watkin's memory to St. Jude's Children Hospital or the Shriner's Children Hospital.




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March 25, 2024

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Funeral Home
25 Buffalo River Heights Road
Linden, TN 37096

Funeral Service
March 26, 2024

2:00 PM
New Life Church
1102 Lobelville Hwy.
Linden, TN 37096


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