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Donald Orin Watkins – February 14, 2018

Donald Orin Watkins, 91, of Amarillo died Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Golden Plains Church of Christ with Paul Camp officiating.  Burial will be at the family ranch near Kim, Colorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Donald was born July 30, 1926, in Amarillo to E.E. and Lucille Watkins.  He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended University of Texas.  Donald was a Navy veteran.
He lived in Amarillo for almost 40 years. Donald was a devout member of Golden Plains Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie Dora Donaldson Watkins in August of 1975.
In 1981, Donald married Harriet Mount Ware in Amarillo.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Watkins, of the home; two sons, Everett Watkins and wife Janet, of Amarillo and Bob Watkins and wife Tina, of Kim, Colorado; three stepsons, Arthur H. Ware and Neal Ware, both of Amarillo, and Charles T. Ware, of California; two stepdaughters, Cathleen Ware and Christine Ware, both of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Wade, Tate, Chuck and Amber; four great-grandchildren, Whitney, Tavin, Trotter and Frankie; two great-great-granddaughters, Dezi and Skyelar; and a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Golden Plains Church of Christ, 4700 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

2 Comments

  • David and Sharon Watkins Posted February 16, 2018 4:00 am

    Thanks for so many great memories, Donnie. So grateful that you enjoyed a long and interesting life–and that we had the privilege of your company for so many decades. Even now I smile when I imagine your telling yet another colorful story from your life’s experience. Bon voyage, old friend.

  • AlCunnighan Posted February 16, 2018 10:32 pm

    What a good guy

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