Randall Dale Watkins Sr. 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport.
He was born on April 23, 1936, in Bradley County.
He was the son of the late Jewel and Ruby Watkins.
He served for two years in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport and retired after 35 years from American General Insurance Company as an auditor. He was a kind, generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Randall Dale Watkins Jr.; daughter, Crystal Joy Watkins; and brother, Dan Watkins.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Jordan Watkins; daughter, Sherry Ann Cornett; grandchildren: Jessica Watkins McDavid and her husband, Kevin, and Jordan Weaver and his wife, Abby; great-grandchildren: Ian Lance McDavid and Conner Randall McDavid; sister, Sue Humberd; special nephews: Cary Lane Watkins, Scott Humberd and Les Humberd; special niece, Karen Humberd Branum; and other nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, a private service honoring Watkins will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 5265, Kingsport, TN 37660, www.holstonhabitat.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com.
East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family of Watkins.