Obituary of Bud Watkins
Bud Watkins, 70, of Bryson City passed away Monday, July 3, 2017. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Grady and Birdell Johnson Watkins. Bud was a roofer in Swain County for 55 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Bud was preceded in death by his children, Kevin Watkins and Essie Watkins; brother, Raymond Watkins and his sister, Lena Stroupe.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Watkins; son, Kenny Watkins of Whittier; many brother, sisters, nieces and nephews; and his devoted work crew that worked with him for many years, Randy Woods, Ned Cole and Jonathan Cloer.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Holly Springs Cemetery #2.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his close friends and work crew.
Crisp Funeral Home was established in 1997 by Michael L. Crisp to better serve the families of Swain County and surrounding areas.
669 Highway 19 South - PO Box 1639
Bryson City, NC 28713
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