POTEAU–Paul Wesley Watkins, 83 of Poteau, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Poteau. He was born Jan. 25, 1929 in Fanshawe to Edward Roscoe and Cora Ellen (Salmon) Watkins, was retired from the Department of Transportation of Oklahoma for 30 years, where he served as LeFlore County Maintenance Superintendent and was a member of the Community of Christ in Poteau.
Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church in Poteau with Greg McGowen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery, under the directionof Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by great grandson, Wesley; his parents; brothers, Harmon and Tom; sisters, Mildred Moore and infant sisters, Grace and Eileen.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy “Dot” Watkins of the home; three daughters Charlotte Stewart of Poteau, Paula Alfred and husband Jim of Tulsa, Sally Vincent and husband Brian of Poteau; seven grandchildren, Chad, Brooke, Sarah, Cori, Bailey, Sidney and Emilie; four great-grandchildren, China, Riley, Cassie and Gabrielle; and a great-great grandchild, Camden.
Pallbearers are Bruce Watkins, Scott Watkins, Joey Clubb, Jim Alfred, Brian Vincent and Bud Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present Department of Transportation employees.
The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
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