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Gary Eldridge Watkins

December 15, 1927 — January 28, 2020

Lamar, S.C.

Graveside service for Gary Eldridge Watkins age 92 will be held Friday at 3:00 at the Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Rev. Olin Kirkland will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday 5-7 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Watkins was born in Bishopville a son of the late Coyt Eldridge Watkins and Belvadine Bell Watkins. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he was serving as a Deacon, was retired from DuPont after 30 years of service and after that raised chickens for Campbell Soup Company and was a partner in State Park Grocery and was an Army Veteran.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Pattie) Watkins, Anderson and Stephen (Tracie) Watkins, Lamar; one grandchild, Stephanie (Victor) Gonzalez, Lamar; two great grandchildren, Victor Gonzalez IV, Lamar and Gabriel Gonzalez, Lamar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Grady Watkins; one brother, Wilton Watkins and one sister, Cora Odom.

Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Watkins family.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm

Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville

425 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 31, 2020

Starts at 3:00pm

Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery

2685 Lee State Park Rd, Bishopville, SC 29010

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