- December 20, 2016
- Dunwoody, Georgia
of Harry's Passing
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Harry Thomas Watkins, Sr. age 89 of Dunwoody, GA passed on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. He was born on May 18, 1927 in Durham, NC to the late Rotcher and Kathleen Watkins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rotcher Watkins. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine L. Watkins and his children: Beth (Tim) Zink, Harry (Susan) Watkins, Steve Watkins, David Watkins and Patricia (Horacio) Chavez. He was Grandpa to Will, Mac, Alex, Luke, Cody, Cutter, Colby, Eleanor and Sadie and Great Grandpa to Tinsley and Jack. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Dale Foreman. He graduated from Durham High School in 1945 and served in the US Army Air Corp. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He had a long career in advertising and marketing starting in Rocky Mount, NC and continuing at The Charlotte Observer, The Branham Company, The Raleigh News and Observer and Knight-Ridder Newspapers before retiring in 1992.
He was a long time member of 41 years at Dunwoody United Methodist Church serving on many committees through the years. Harry was a true blue UNC 'Tarheel' fan and loved to watch them play sports, especially basketball. He also loved traveling throughout the world with his wife, Maxine and their children.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.