Joseph C. Watkins, Jr. ’48

Joseph C. Watkins, Jr. ’48 of Gray, Tenn., died August 18, 2006, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Following a year at Davidson, he earned a B.S. from N.C. State University. He served in the U.S. Navy. Later he was a chemical engineer with Mead Corp. Surviving are his wife, Jacquie Watkins, 157 Lois Dr., Gray, Tenn. 37615; one daughter, Joy Bolea and husband, Steve, of Watertown, Minn.; two sons, Joe Watkins and wife, Jean deLong, of Tucson, Ariz., and Fred Watkins, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; ten grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Andrew, Valerie, Laurel, Patrick, Hilary, Nicole, Emily, and Sean; one sister, Ruth Norton; two brothers, Howard Watkins, Bob Watkins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Edith Zucker; nieces, Pam, Sharyn and Karen; and nephews, Robert, Mike, Terry, Brad, Peter and Phillip.