David B. Watkins

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David B. Watkins, 72, of Pineville, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his residence in Pineville, surrounded by his loving family.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He lived for and dearly loved his family and his relationship with God. He was a wonderful man who always exemplified unconditional love.

He adored his grandchildren, bragged on them constantly, served his country in the United States Navy and loved “food”. He will be missed by those that loved and knew him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Brenda Watkins of Pineville; his mother, Janell Watkins of Jena; four daughters, Jessica Goodrich (Wayne) of Iowa, Faith Shamblin (Hershel) of Iowa, Jennifer Kirk (Tracy) of Deville and Natalie French (Nolan) of Pineville; one son, Jonathan Watkins (Robin) of Illinois; two sisters, Lysta Haynes (Barry) of Texas and Susan Pyle (Stephen) of Illinois; one brother, Tom Watkins (Nannette) of Jena and ten grandchildren.

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