Graveside funeral service for Mr. Elbert “Bert” Wayne Watkins, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Bert was born on July 16, 1931 in Glenns Ferry, ID to the late Roy Elwood and Gladys Alice Robertson Watkins. He served in the United States Air Force and was a preacher in the Church of Christ. Mr. Watkins passed away on September 23, 2019 at Lakeshore The Meadows Senior Community in Nashville, TN.
Survivors include his sister, Juanita Sherman (Glenns Ferry, ID), and brothers, Gary Watkins (Woodstock, GA), Ron Watkins (Buhl, ID) and Ken Watkins (Glenns Ferry, ID). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorsie “Dot” Dean Watkins, sister, Helen Watkins (Glenns Ferry, ID) and brothers, Roy Watkins, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA), James Watkins (Buhl, ID) and Leo Watkins (Buhl, ID).
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Elbert Wayne Watkins.
Brother Bert was such an inspiration to our entire family. He and Sister Dot spent their first night in Fayetteville in our home. Our three children loved pew packers when Brother Bert taught the children. Our son, Tyler, went to Stoney Point and led the singing when Brother Bert preached there. Our lives have been enriched in God‘s word because of his teaching and Dot‘s strong support by his side. They attended our children’s graduations and weddings along with so many other events. There will always be a void in our lives where thy are concerned, but we know they prepared for that heavenly home and are in a better place. Our love in Him, Wanda and Bob Williams
My Momma was in the room next to Mrs. Dorsie at Donaldson. I so enjoyed the talks that I had with Bro. Bert and Sis. Dot. Bro. Bert was constantly at Sis. Dot’s side. The love that they had for one another truly blessed me. They are back together now in the presence of the Lord. Oh, when all of the saints see Jesus Christ, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory.