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Jeffrey D. Watkins

July 17, 1957 ~ December 14, 2015 (age 58)
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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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