David Watkins

David Wayne Watkins

Wednesday, January 14th, 1953 - Monday, January 28th, 2019
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P. O. BOX 106
254 965 3161
254 965 2699 FAX

David Wayne Watkins
January 14, 1953 ~ January 28, 2019

David Wayne Watkins, 66, of Stephenville, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 2nd at First United Methodist Church with Howard Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Erath Gardens of Memory. Under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home.

David was born on January 14, 1953 in Gatesville to the late Malcolm Ernest ‘Mike’ and Dorothy McAnelly Watkins. He graduated from Stephenville High School in 1971, and went on the play football for the Red Raiders at Texas Tech, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1976. While at Texas Tech, David served a two year term as President of the Phi Delta Fraternity. At the age of 30 David joined the U. S. Marine Corps., and after he served his tour of duty, he became a member of the U. S. Army reserves. David spent 5 years in Dallas in the real estate business, and he also worked for his brother as a manager for Snuffers Restaurant. He co-owned Montana restaurant in Stephenville for the past 28 years. He was a member of the Stephenville Masonic Lodge #267, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. David lived most of his life in Stephenville. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and loved to hunt alligator with his best friend Pat Black.

David is survived by his brother, Michael Lee Watkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Suzanne and husband Mike Ballow of Stephenville; nieces, Alyssa Watkins Brittain, Katie Watkins Phillips and husband Rob, Paige Watkins, Maynon Ballow Elliott and husband Clayton, Monica Ballow Campbell and husband Jason, Meggan Ballow Whites and husband Daniel; nephew, Jesse Michael Watkins; great nephews, Jonah Whites, Ethan Whites, Thomas Barton, and Maxon Campbell, and Fletcher Brittain.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    422 W Washington St
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  • Interment

    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    Hwy 377 South
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Stephanie Gunn-Garcia

Posted at 09:22am
Thinking of you all today and praying God comforts you with his love. Our Deepest Sympathies, Jesse, Jonah & Steph Gunn-Garcia
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Joe Parks

Posted at 07:21pm
I have know the whole Watkins family since I was a child. David, you will be missed. You always had such a kind heart. May you rest in peace my dear friend.

Gerry Beaver

Posted at 11:14am
Heartfelt sympathy to the family of David. We have been blessed to have known the entire Watkins family since the early sixties. Many happy memories.
James & Gerry Beaver

Nadyne Zimmerman Newsom

Posted at 12:23am
My heart is sadden to learn of your loss of David. May God place his loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace at this time and the days ahead.


Roger Easter

Posted at 09:33am
On behalf of American Legion Post 240 in Stephenville, I express our condolences to the family and friends of David. He was a 24 year Life member of The American Legion and will be missed. Our Legionniare comrade has been called to Post Everlasting and now stands before the Commander of all creation. R.I.P. Marine and Thank you for your service! Semper Fi

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