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Joseph Donald Watkins
BORN: January 28, 1945    DIED: July 13, 2016     LOCATION: Clinton, Tennessee


Donald was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Edith Watkins, of Bryson City, NC, and sister, Clara Simonds, of Bryson City, NC.

He is survived by wife Harriett, of Clinton, TN; sisters, Barbara and Bob Hauther, of Maynardville, TN and JoAnn and Bobby Styles of Bryson City, NC; brother, Archie and Cindy Watkins of Whittier, NC; daughter, Jamie and Tony Cranmore of Clinton, TN; grandchildren, William, Brian, Clayton, Aspen, and Kierra Cranmore, all of Clinton, TN; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends across the country.

The family received friends on Saturday, July 16th, from 12pm-2pm at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, TN, and the funeral service followed at 2pm, with Dr. Lee Hickman, of Black Oak Baptist Church, and Rev. Luke Kidwell, of Batley Baptist Church, officiating.

The family observed a private burial service at Mountain Home National Cemetery, and Donald's body traveled its final ride draped in the red, white, and blue colors that he loved and served so proudly.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, TN, was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

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