Larry James Watkins

Larry James Watkins

December 28, 1949 – March 19, 2022

Larry James Watkins was born on October 28, 1949, in Richmond County, North Carolina, to the late James Henry Williams and Edna Ruth Watkins. Larry was the eldest of seven children. On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Larry departed this life at Richmond County Hospice Haven of Rockingham, NC. 

Larry graduated in 1968 from Mineral Springs High School. He retired from Maness Tire in Troy, NC, in 2012. Larry was caring, kindhearted, loving, funny, smart, hardworking, and always the life of the party. 

Larry was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Williams, his wife Shawna Watkins, and his daughter Carolyn Watkins-Bullard. 

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memories his mother Edna Ruth Watkins of Ellerbe NC; his children, Cynthia Watkins of Norman NC, Carla Watkins of Charleston SC, Melissa Thomas (Garrick) of Hamlet NC, Larry Watkins (Tarik) of Richmond TX, Tequila McLaurin (Jay) of Hamden CT, and Emmanuel Blyther of Hoffman NC; stepchildren, Matt, Greg, and Xavier Nicholson; three brothers, Prentice Watkins of Ellerbe, NC, Johnny Watkins (Marie) of Biscoe NC, and Scott Watkins (Dee) of Ellerbe NC; three sisters, Faye Watkins and Lisa McLaughlin (Ronnie) of Ellerbe, NC, Cynthia Moore (Jerry) of Biscoe NC; his aunt, Sheila Hooper of Newton, NC; eighteen grandchildren; his dear cousin Rhonda Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. 

We enjoyed the times we spent with Larry, and they are locked inside our hearts. As long as we have those memories, we will never be apart. 

Funeral Service

Elite Funeral Services
125 High Street, Ellerbe, North Carolina 28367
March 23, 2022 | 4:00pm Viewing 3pm - 4pm
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6 Condolences

  • Jessica and (Jace) Roberts Posted March 20, 2022 7:21 pm

    Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to your family at this time. We pray for your peace and comfort.

  • JoAnn Blyther and Family Posted March 22, 2022 6:21 pm

    To the Family:
    “We are deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Through this difficult time may you have the love and peace from God, love ones, Family, and friends, to help you through this time. In the days, weeks, and time to come, God will surely be a comfort for you. Hold steadfast to Him and the strength that only He can provide. Our prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Our prayers are with you. We love You!”

  • Carolyn Capel Posted March 23, 2022 9:35 am

    Who cannot miss such a loving person as this the love and memories will not fade away will stay in your hearts forever we love you family praying with you for peace and understanding god,God, mercy thee capel,s leroy&Carolyn

  • CLAUDE P VINCENT Posted March 23, 2022 1:20 pm

    He was a very good friend and will be deeply missed

  • Brenda Little Posted March 25, 2022 8:40 am

    Absent from the body but present with the Lord.

  • Brenda Little Posted March 25, 2022 8:43 am

    Larry will be truly missed. Rest In Peace My Friend

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