Robert “Bob” Jerome Watkins, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Born in Allentown, Pa., to the late Thomas and Maude Welling Watkins, Bob was an avid golfer and a great friend to those who knew him. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge #91 for over 27 years.
Bob’s career spanned over four decades and around the globe, working his way up from IBEW Local 596 apprentice wireman to vice president of Tennessee Coal Company, and included service to his country in the U.S. Army.
Bob will be missed by many. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Susie Watkins; granddaughters, Lena Gott of Wake Forest, N.C. and Cecilia Williams of Youngsville, N.C.; grandson, Charles E. Presley, Jr. of Bluefield, Va. and six great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Chattanooga Elk’s Lodge #91, 1067 Graysville Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.