Roger O'Neal Watkins

January 18, 2023

Roger O'Neal Watkins, 67, died January 10, 2023. He was born November 22, 1955, in DeWitt to Jimmy Carl and Opal Watkins.

He was a member of McAdams Road Church, and retired from the United States Postal Service in DeWitt after 30 years. Roger loved the Lord, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. He loved cheering on his grandkids in every sport and game they played, even coaching a few!

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

His survived by his wife Rai Lynn Watkins; five sons Jerome McDonald (Courtney), Allan Hubbard, Carl Youngblood (Randi), Shawn Watkins, and Daniel Youngblood (Ashley); and his baby girl, D.J. Watkins. Roger is also survived by sixteen grandkids Zeke, Dylan, Kammi, Justin, Abi, Savannah, Weston, Kate, Shawna, Chance, Abbie, Maya, Nathaniel, Tucker, Kyrah, and Keem; five great grandkids; his church family; and his thousands of close friends he made throughout the years.

A memorial service was January 15 at McAdams Road Church. Memorials may be made to the McAdams Road Church. Cremation arrangements by Essex Funeral Home.

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