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