Lonnie Ray Watkins, March 27, 1946~April 9, 2016

IMG_0187_edited-1Lonnie Ray Watkins, 70, of Greenland, Arkansas died Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He was born March 27, 1946 in Brentwood, Arkansas to Millard and Delma Samples Watkins.

He graduated from Greenland High School and attended Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church now Genesis Church for over 50 years.  He was a life-long farmer.

He leaves behind so many cherished memories with his wife of over 51 years, Patricia L. Williams, whom he married on August 14, 1964; daughters, Sherry Anderson and her husband, Patrick of West Fork and Kerry Bradley and her husband, Chris of Springdale; grandchildren, Austin, Peyton and Alexandria Anderson and Lola, Leo, Lex and Linc Bradley were some of his greatest blessings; he is also survived by his brother, Everett Watkins of Fayetteville and his sister, Barbara Ramey and her husband, Marion of West Fork.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas from 5-7 P.M. and funeral services will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. also at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Baptist Ford Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Ford Cemetery, P.O. Box 18, Greenland, AR. 72737 or to the Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1106, Fayetteville, AR.  72702.

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    Thom and Brenda Holman » 10. Apr, 2016

    Kerry. To you and all,of your family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the love of our Lord strengthen you in the days ahead.

    Ellen Smith » 10. Apr, 2016

    Prayers for the family and friends.

    Linda And John Graves » 10. Apr, 2016

    Our hearts go out to Pat and all of Lonnie’s wonderful family. It was always such fun to visit with Lonnie when we made it to Arkansas from CA. He was a friend when I was a kid and again after we reconnected as adults. He will be missed.

    Ron Blackburn » 11. Apr, 2016

    I was to sorry to hear about Lonnie. I have a lot of fond memories of our years together attending Greenland School. Pat, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult period.

    Name » 11. Apr, 2016

    Pat and Family,
    Sorry to learn of Lonnie’s passing. He was such a wonderful. I especially remember his visiting his Mother. He was a real blessing to her. He will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with you and your family at this painful time.
    Nelta & Jim Lewis

    Virginia Williams Fenske "Ginny" » 11. Apr, 2016

    Patsy, Sherry, Kerry and families:
    With each moment, with each hour, as you remember your husband, father, and grandfather
    may memories and love cradle your hearts with the gentle warmth of heaven’s embrace.
    With Sympathy Love Ginny

    Jerry Huey » 11. Apr, 2016

    I am very sorry to hear about Lonnie.I have many memories growing up with him in Brentwood. Sending Prayers for family and friends

    Name » 11. Apr, 2016

    Pat and Family, We are so sad to hear of the passing of Lonnie. Are prayers will be for strength and comfort. Love, Chuck & Carol Fincher.

    Dan and Diane Hawkins » 11. Apr, 2016

    Our condolences go out to Pat and family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. May Jesus bring comfort and peace to each of you. Amen

    Blake and Katie Davis » 11. Apr, 2016

    Kerry and the entire Watkins family -

    We are so very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending lots of love your way.

    Earl & Rose Underhill » 12. Apr, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 12. Apr, 2016

    Pat & all the family: We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Peggy Sue Baker » 12. Apr, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. May God’s blessings flow. One of the greatest blessings is memories that you always carry in your heart forever. God Bless and comfort your family at this difficult time. Thanks for the many memories with our children going to school together. Your family added a lot of love to Greenland School.

    Name » 12. Apr, 2016

    Pat, thoughts and prayers for you and family.

    ronnie cartwright » 13. Apr, 2016

    prayers for family

    Amanda Smith » 13. Apr, 2016

    Hugs and prayers to all – so sorry to hear…I could always tell as we were around you all growing up, how loving and wonderful a Father and Husband Lonnie was…and now he’s left such living legacy here in you all. Love you all.

    Dennis and Janice Edmiston » 14. Apr, 2016

    We were so sorry to hear about Lonnie. He was a wonderful man. We considered him our friend always. God bless him and all of his family. Pat so sorry for your loss. he will will always be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless your children and grandchildren. I know he will be missed by all.
    Dennis and Janice

    Fran Teeter, Traverse City, MI » 21. Apr, 2016

    Patsy, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. So sad to hear such news.
    I remember the wonderful time we all had at our family reunion so long ago. Seems
    like the number get lesser each year.
    In God’s love, Fran