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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Roy Lee Watkins, age 69, of Maryville, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013. Roy entered the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Roy graduated from Everett High School Class of 1962. He retired from ALCOA with 34½ years of service and was a member of the Betrayed Retirees from ALCOA, and ALCOA’s 25-Year Club and GWRRA. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Roy was a longtime member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Arvil J. Watkins; mother, Mamie Tyler Watkins Henry; stepfather, Rev. Eli Henry (who he loved very much); loving wife of 30 years, Faye Amburn Watkins; brother, J.C. Watkins. Survivors include loving wife and best friend, Nancy Jarnagin Watkins; son, Stephen Watkins; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jurgen Mootz; son, Jeffrey Watkins; grandchildren, Braeden Watkins, Caleb Watkins, Anna Mootz and Trent Mootz; wonderful loving Toy Poodle, Buffy Lee Watkins; special South Carolina cousins, Billy and Janice Watkins and family; aunt, Ruby Watkins; stepsister, Carolyn Henry; host of friends and cousins that he loved very much; special cousin, Roberta Tyler, who introduced Roy and Nancy; many family, friends, beloved neighbors, and riding buddies too numerous to mention. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Gary Thomas and Rev. Rex Everett officiating. Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church, 1850 Forest Hill Road, Maryville, TN 37803. Family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com

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