John Kelvin Watkins

Published 1:25 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

John Kelvin Watkins, 55, of Salisbury, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Glenn A Kiser Hospice House, Salisbury.

Born in Davie County on Sept. 15, 1959, he was the son of Genelle Payne Watkins and the late John Henry Watkins. A graduate of Davie County High School, he was employed at Boral Brick as an assembler. Mr. Watkins had served in the Army Reserve.

Survivors: his daughters, Kenyatta Smith and Sade Granford, both of Salisbury; mother, Genelle Payne Watkins of Cooleemee; sisters and brothers, Lori Savall, Spencer, Avis Watkins-Smith (Rickey), Lillington, Carolyn Watkins-Dillard, Salisbury, James T Watkins, Salisbury and Carl B. Watkins, Cooleemee; long-time companion, Mary Brown Nimley, Salisbury; aunts, Ethel Louise Payment, Cooleemee, Joyce Demeyers, Lansing, Mich. and Hilda Dalton, Salisbury; 2 grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held on Saturday, Aug 29 at A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, with visitation at 3 p.m. and funeral at 3:30.