Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ronald Frederick Watkins

Ronald “Ronny” Frederick Watkins, 68, of Locust passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at his home. A graveside service will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery Friday, December 20, at 10 AM with full military honors.

Born November 22, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA he is the son of the late William Harvey Watkins and late Catharine Vay Flowers.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Leslie Flores Watkins of the home, daughter, Christie Hires (Stephen) of Keller, TX, stepdaughter, Deana Zost (Carey) Mansfield, TX, and stepson, Isaac “Trey” Tucker, III of San Diego, CA. Other survivors include his grandchildren, McKenzie Martinez, Kylee Hires, and Sam and Hannah Hopkins, brothers, Robert Watkins of Rossville, GA, Johnny Watkins of Lawrenceville, GA, Stanley Watkins of Tybee Island, GA, and Patrick Flowers of Spring Lake, NC, and sisters, Janice Jarrett and Patricia Russell of Hendersonville, NC and Betty Blue of Prosper, TX.

Ronny was a US Army veteran having served in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart. He retired from the NC Department of Transportation as a Maintenance Supervisor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Stanly County Animals’ Rescue at www.friendsofstanlycountyanimals.com


  • Betty.blue6700@yahoo.com Posted December 20, 2019 11:09 am

    RIP SWEET BROTHER. I LOVE YOU I will miss your sweet smile and laugh. Say hi to our family for me and wish Jesus a Happy Birthday for me. Love you to the moon and back. Love you even more than that

  • Amber Posted December 20, 2019 12:45 pm

    Rest easy uncle Ronny you will be truly missed I pray for our family to find peace with your loss considering the recent heinous and selfish acts of one certain individual. I know without doubt you are finally at peace and no longer have to deal with the evil in this world and for that I am grateful don’t forget to save me seat I’ll see you again one day!

  • Betsy Watkins Long Posted December 20, 2019 9:54 pm

    RIP Ronnie God speed.

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