4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the McLean Christian
Church on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the church
Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home,
James W. "Jack" Watkins, Jr., 81, of McLean, passed
away at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at LeRoy
Manor in LeRoy.
Funeral services for Mr. Watkins will be held on
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the McLean
Christian Church. Mr. Tony Billingsley will
Burial will be in the Funks Grove Cemetery in rural
McLean. Military Rites will be accorded by the
McLean Burger-Benedict American Legion Post #573.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. at the McLean Christian Church on Friday, March
James Willard "Jack" Watkins, Jr., was born February
8, 1935, in Auburn, Kentucky, the son of James
Willard Watkins, Sr. and Elsie Felty Watkins. He
married Faye E. Rhodes on May 13, 1967, in Gibson
City, Ill. She preceded him in death on January 20,
Jack is survived by his children: Barry Watkins of Bloomington
and Sally (Rick) Waldschmidt of Normal; three grandchildren:
Jordan Watkins, Olivia Haas, and Chelsie Watkins; two brothers:
Don (Donna) Watkins of Buckley, Washington, and Jerry (Peggy)
Watkins of Crystal Lake; and two sisters: Bev Hoaglin of Lincoln
and Ruth Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother:
Buddy Wayne Watkins.
Jack was a member of the McLean Village Board, Crosswinds Flying
Club, McLean American Legion and McLean Christian Church. Jack
served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War in
the Strategic Air Command. He retired from Bloomington Tool and
Engineering in Towanda. He and his wife, Faye, had owned
Honeycomb Beauty Salon.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted with Quiram-Peasley
Funeral Home in Atlanta.
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