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Robert Watkins

Robert Lee Watkins

Tuesday, January 9th, 1940 - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

Robert Lee Watkins, 79, of Black Mountain, passed away October 22, 2019.

Robert was born January 9, 1940 in Buncombe County to the late Clyde and Pearl Watkins. He was a volunteer fireman with Black Mountain Fire Department for 29 years, a Black Mountain auxiliary officer, a youth league soccer coach and referee, and spent 9 years as a youth counselor for Black Mountain United Methodist Church. Robert was also an active member of Acton United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his brothers, Howard Watkins and Joseph Clyde Watkins, Jr.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lynn Taylor Watkins; children, Peter Watkins (Kelly) and Karen Braswell (Patrick); sister, Ruth Norton; grandchildren, Liam and Declan Braswell, and Ensleigh Watkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00pm at Black Mountain United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church or Black Mountain Volunteer Firefighters Association.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Black Mountain United Methodist Church
    Address
    101 Church Street
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Black Mountain United Methodist Church
    Address
    101 Church Street
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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  • Interment

    Location
    Black Mountain City Cemetery
    Address
    Hutchins Road
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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