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Dale Watkins

June 3, 1934 — April 14, 2018

Dale Watkins

Dale Watkins, age 83 of Resaca, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his residence. Dale was born on June 3, 1934 to the late Ralph Evans Watkins and Nadine Cox Watkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his first wife, Mary Jean Watkins; brother, Lamar Watkins; and step-grandson, Ryan Patania. Dale was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Prior to his retirement, Dale was employed by General Motors with over 37 years of service, where he was a member of UAW #31. He was a member of Sugar Valley Baptist Church. Dale is survived by his wife, Christine Roland Watkins of Resaca; two sons and daughter-in-law, Craig and Karen Watkins, and James Reed Watkins of Shawnee, KS; two grandchildren, Max Watkins and Dylan Pike; four step-children, Alvin and Pat Long, Vickie and Mike Patania, Trish and Perry Daffron, and Clay and Christina Wheat; six step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, April 19th at 1 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Howard Duvall and Reverend Mitch Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery of Eton with military rites being afforded by the Dalton American Legion. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 AM until the funeral hour at 1 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sugar Valley Baptist Building Fund at 3742 Sugar Valley Road, Sugar Valley, GA 30746. You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dale Watkins, age 83 of Resaca.
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