Robert Ray “Bobby” Watkins, 54, was born on December 29, 1960, in his parents home in Sherman, WV.  He passed away on January 12, 2014, of pneumonia complications and heart failure in Canada while making plans for a February wedding in Florida.

He was a construction worker on cellular towers and traveled through many of the 49 states.  He was a protestant by faith.

Bobby leaves behind his mother, Geraldine Watkins of Sherman, WV; brothers, Larry Joe Watkins of Sherman and his fiancée, Stella Ellis, Timothy J. Watkins of Sherman, Gary L. Watkins and his wife Loudonna of Sherman, and Richard A. Watkins and his wife Elizabeth Ann of Ripley, WV; sisters, Billie Jean “Dolly” Rader and her husband Oakey of Parkersburg, Peggy Ann Fields and her husband Davey of Ripley; and his loving fiancée, Suzanne Plouchard of Canada; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur “Bud” Watkins in 2002; his sister, Alice Faye “Sis” Hatcher; and brother, Eugene “Buddy” Watkins in 2012.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 3:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Gene Angel officiating.  Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.  A Bereavement Dinner will follow the burial at the Cedar Run Church on Flatwoods Road.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Saturday, January 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, time of service. 

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