Elbert Olen Watkins, age 80 of Calhoun, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at AdventHealth Gordon.
Elbert was born on February 27, 1939 in Gordon County, GA to the late Harold Watkins and Mary Elizabeth Harris Watkins. In addition to his parents, Elbert was also preceded in death by his wife, Shelba Jean Erwin Watkins; and daughter, Melissa Watkins. Elbert served in the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was retired from G.E. of Rome, GA and was a good mechanic.
Elbert is survived by: two brothers, Jimmy R. Watkins and Loyie Watkins; brother-in-law, Larry Erwin; two sisters-in-law, Estelle Watkins and Elaine Erwin; four nephews, Keith Watkins, Steven Watkins, Jody Watkins, and Phillip Erwin; and two nieces, Tracie Watkins and Andrea Erwin.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 2nd at 1 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Winfred Casey officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery.
Pallbearers serving include: Keith Watkins, Steven Watkins, Larry Erwin, Phillip Erwin, Tim Watkins, and David Patterson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 1st from 5 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home oversees the arrangements for Elbert Olen Watkins.