Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Watkins

Robert Lee “Bob” Watkins, 69, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Evansville, Ind. 

He was born on Aug. 10, 1949, in Anna, the son of Troy James and Mary Leoda Rogers Watkins.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his siblings, Donna Brown of Clinton, Tenn., and Linda Morgan and David Watkins, both of Anna; two grandchildren, Chevy Michal and Emilie Nicole Watkins; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a son Jimmy Watkins.

Mr. Watkins served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

Graveside funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Interment immediately followed. Military rites were conducted by local area veterans and the Illinois Army National Guard funeral honor team of Marion. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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