Watkins, Charlie Edward
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January 31, 1952 - June 17, 2017
Charlie Edward “Chuck” Watkins was born on January 31, 1952 in Irwinton, Georgia to the parentage of the late Charlie and Anna Watkins. He departed this life on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Carrollton, Texas. At an early age, he followed the family tradition of joining New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church.
He attended Bertha Alvin Elementary School in Danville, Georgia and Calhoun Consolidated High School in Irwinton, Georgia. He enrolled in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and later completed several college courses in Texas. He was a lifelong learner with an interest in
photography, business and flooring design concepts.
He started his own business in New Orleans, Louisiana and in the mid-80s moved to Texas where he continued the business until his death. He was an avid cyclist and runner. A lover of animals, nature and a committed humanitarian his selfless acts benefitted countless people and organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Nan Dosker and his daughter, Monika Watkins both of Dallas, Texas. Charlie was the second of seven children and was preceded in death by his elder sister, Katherine Watkins Miles. Left to cherish his memory are: Cedric (Cheryl), James (Barbara),
Larry (Claudia), Anna Jacqueline, and John Glenn (Kathy); a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial service is scheduled 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA or KERA.
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