Lonnie Max Watkins
Davis Funeral Home
Lonnie Max Watkins, known to his family and friends as Max, longtime Agra resident, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his home at the age of 73 years.
The son of the late Ervin Wallace Watkins and Nellie Fay Mallonee Watkins, Max was born on September 7, 1943 in Tryon, Oklahoma and was raised and educated in Agra, graduating from Agra High School in 1961. Max served in the National Guard from 1964-1968.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Ramsey at Calvary Baptist Church in Schlegel on November 27, 1964 and to this union two sons, Daniel and Derick were born.
Max retired from National Standard in Stillwater where he worked as a stock room clerk for several years. His hobbies include fishing, writing poems, being in the barn tinkering on things and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie, of the home; two sons, Daniel Watkins and his wife, Shelley, and Derick Watkins and his wife Nanette; brothers, Mike Watkins, Joe Watkins and his wife Mary Ann and Ray Watkins and his wife Carol; four grandchildren, Dillon Watkins, Zachary Watkins, Desiree Brown and Shelby McNeil; two great-grandchildren, Collin Simmons and Chase Simmons; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Max was preceded in death by one brother Danny Watkins and one sister Peggy Sue Watkins.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Lifeline Assembly Church, 2010 North Little (former Full Gospel Assembly Church) with Mark Pooler officiating.
The family will greet friends on Thursday evening, from 5 – 7 in the Floyd Family Center, East of the Davis Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 400 N Walker Suite 170 Oklahoma City OK 73102 or Shepherd’s Chapel, PO Box 416 Gravette AR 72736.
You may share your condolences with the Watkins family at www.davisfh.net.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.