Avery Mack Watkins, 78, of Middleburg, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
He was born May 9, 1942, in Middleburg, OH, the son of the late Avery and Mae (Tennant) Watkins.
Mack married Jacqueline Joan (Norviel) Watkins on November 22, 1960 and she preceded him in death on July 10, 1997.
Mack was a long-time employee of Westinghouse and Peterson Electric of Bellefontaine. He also worked as a self-employed contractor.
Mack was a past member of Bassmasters, as he and his wife Jackie loved to fish and go camping together. He also loved to hunt, walk among nature, and was an avid reader of Louis L ’Amour westerns and history books. He also enjoyed coaching both his sons in their Little and Pony baseball leagues.
Mack is survived by his two sons, Kevin Watkins and Gregory (Jane) Watkins, both of Bellefontaine, his grandchildren; Landen (Lynette) Watkins, Cameron Watkins, Tyler (Alicia) Watkins, Christopher (Jessica) Watkins, Emily (Brandon Krugh) Watkins, and two great-grandsons, one brother, Tom Watkins, one siter, Janet Coleman, and three sisters-in-law, Sue (Norviel) Ard, Becky (George) Dobrick, and JoAnn Watkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mack was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers, Carroll (Goldie) Watkins, Dale (Shirley) Watkins, and Wayne Watkins, and two sisters, Ann Karen Watkins and Ruth Ellen (Doc) Larry.
In following Mack’s instructions, the family is observing private services.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Watkins family.