Jeffrey D. Watkins

Born: Wed., Jul. 17, 1957
Died: Mon., Dec. 14, 2015


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Jeffrey D. Watkins, 58, of Quincy, died at 2:06 p.m. Monday (December 14, 2015) in his home.

   Born July 17, 1957 in Quincy, Jeff was the son of Jack and Jody Robertson Watkins.

   Jeff was a member of Madison Park Christian Church.  He was a 1975 graduate of Quincy High School and played third base for the Blue Devil baseball team and with the American Legion baseball team. A sports fanatic, Jeff was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams and loved watching and listening to sports talk shows. He also loved reading, especially biography's and history.

   Jeff became a meat cutter and worked with his father in the family business, Watkins Meat Sales. When his father retired, Jeff continued to run the business until his retirement in 2009, when he sold the business to his cousin, Dan Veihl.

   Survivors include his parents, Jack and Jody Watkins of Quincy; a sister, Jennifer Drummond (Ron) of Cumming, GA; two beloved nieces, Jacklyn Hohmann (Luke) and Danyelle Drummond both of Cumming, GA; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, D. R. and Myrtle Watkins; and his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Mary Robertson Sr.

   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Keith Ehresman.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 12:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital or Madison Park Christian Church.

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Hal Koenig
   Posted Mon December 14, 2015
Remember playing baseball at QHS with Jeff. Great hardnosed player. Met him at O'Sheas in October watching Cubs play the Cardinals. One of he most fearless players to lace them up. Playing 3rd base in Heaven now. RIP Hal Koenig

Diana Watkins Bushnell
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Words cannot express the ache in our Heart for the entire
Watkins Family. We have always been a very loving and
close knit Family and we will miss Jeff very much.
He was always so kind to everyone!
Diana Watkins Bushnell

Joann Hohmann
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Tim and Joann Hohmann.

With our deepest sympathies, The Hohmann Family

   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, and may you find comfort from the scriptures at Revelation 21:3,4, about God's promise to do away with all causes of pain and sorrow.

Jane Merkel Burton
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
I knew Jeff for many years and always respected him. Over the past year I use to run into him quite often. We would always catch up on family and see how life was treating us. My sister-in-law was related to the family but I do not remember how. He was always such a nice person.He will be missed.My deepest sympathy to his family.

Squeak Crawford
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Jack Jodie I am so sorry for your loss Jeff will sure be missed. May he now Rest in Peace

Julia Hernandez
   Posted Sat December 19, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. I personally have known the loss of a mother and grandmother, and the pain can seem overwhelming. I found comfort in Acts 24:15, where it says: "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."
We will see our loved ones again! Jehovah God will resurrect them. I hope this brings some comfort to you in this time of sadness.

Rick Vogel
   Posted Mon December 21, 2015
Jack and Jodie,

I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. May God give you both the strength to overcome the loss of a loved one. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Rick and Maria Vogel

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