Horace P. Watkins

Published 10:13 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 3, 2011

Horace P. Watkins, 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He was native of Holland, Va., and had been a resident of Suffolk for more than 40 years.


He retired from Newport Shipbuilding after more than 30 years of service as a blacksmith and was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.

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He was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lorine Watkins; two daughters, Ronda Wilson and Sabrina Watkins-Rock (Kevin), of Suffolk; one son, Donly Watkins, of Onancock; and two grandchildren, several other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Little Bethel Baptist Church, Suffolk. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shivers Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The family will be receiving friends at 5015 Westfalen Court, Suffolk.

Shivers Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.