William “Papaw” Clyde Watkins Jr.

William “Papaw” Clyde Watkins Jr.

Bill Watkins, 95 of Vidor died Saturday, November 30th, 2019 in Friendswood, TX. A native of Roganville, TX, he was a longtime Vidor resident. Bill retired as a PBX repairman with AT&T after 42 years. He served his country during WWII in the Merchant Marines. Bill was a family man and enjoyed fishing and gardening. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, December 6, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Jewel Watkins and son James Michael Watkins. He is survived by his children Bill Watkins and his wife Shirley of Vidor, TX, Kieth Watkins and his wife Renee of Vidor, TX, Laurie Killam and her husband Ronald of Friendswood, TX, 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

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