Gaffney - Deacon Joe Watkins age 78 of 109 Westland Drive Gaffney SC., transitioned from this life on Wednesday, May 13,2020 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late John Smith’ Watkins and the late Vergie Gaffney Watkins. He was a deacon at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He leaves to cherish fond memories his wife, Juanita Knuckles Watkins. Two sons, Joe Watkins Jr. (Terra) and Anthony Watkins. Two daughters, Hope Jefferies (Billy) and Phyllis Adams (Bruce). 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held 12:00 noon Friday, May 22, 2020 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. The body will lie -in- state from 11:00 am until the hour of the service.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. “Public viewing will be at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday, no viewing at the church”.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
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