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Gary Wayne Watkins

November 1, 1942 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Gary Wayne Watkins Obituary

Gary Wayne Watkins, 81, of Wake Forest, passed away on Sunday morning, November 5, 2023, at Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Wake County to the late Fred and Estelle Holmes Watkins. Gary was a devoted member of Falls Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Wake County.

A funeral service was held at 2 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2023 at Falls Baptist Church, 9700 Fonville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Burial followed in the Falls Community Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Watkins Stroud of Wake Forest, his son, Alan Watkins, and wife, Trisha of Wake Forest, and his grandchildren, Wyatt Stroud, Michelle Watkins, Allison Watkins, and Ryan Watkins, all of Wake Forest; niece, Pam Watkins Prince of Florida. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Olivia Hicks Watkins and his brother, Ted Watkins. Gary will be remembered for his strong ties to his community and by his loving family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions can be made to Falls Baptist Church, 9700 Fonville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 or to the Falls Community Cemetery, 9705 Fonville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. 

Friends visited with the family from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday November 11, 2023 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400

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November 11, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

Funeral Service
November 12, 2023

2:00 PM
Falls Baptist Church
9700 Fonville Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587


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