Thomas Neville Watkins

Friday 26th of April 1935 - Sunday 15th of November 2020

Thomas Neville Watkins

Services

Celebration of Life

Nov 19, 2020 (11:00 AM )

Centenary United Methodist Church

2800 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington, KY

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Thomas Neville Watkins, 85, passed on to his Heavenly Father November 15 in Lexington surrounded by his family. Watkins served and glorified God, was a devoted husband, and loved his family most in this world. He was an avid golfer, long-distance runner, and he cheered for his Kentucky Wildcats all his life. Watkins graduated from Cadiz High School (1952) and University of Kentucky College of Engineering (1956). He had an exemplary career spanning more than three decades at IBM and Lexmark where he worked as an engineer.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Ralph Watkins and Geneva Utley Watkins, his daughter, Laura Ann (Watkins) Troutman, and son-in-law, Michael Troutman. He is survived by his wife Jean Gover Watkins; sister, Mary Sites; his son, Steve (Gail) Watkins, his daughter, Amy Rehm; eight grandchildren: Aubrey Watkins, Laura Marie (Patton) Thompson, Elizabeth (Shawn) Adams, Hannah (Benjamin) Anderson, Noah (Raye) Troutman, Ellen (Max) Rogers, Zach Rehm, Molly Rehm; and seven great grandchildren. 

A celebration service will be held on Thursday, November 19, 11 am at Centenary United Methodist, 2800 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington KY. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Methodist Home of Kentucky, 1115 Ashgrove Rd., Nicholasville, KY  40356.  www.kyumh.org.    

Guest Book

Guy carter

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I first met Tom in 1952 when we were freshman at university of Kentucky. We had been life long friends. We played golf and traveled together. Tom was a member of Centenary United Methodist and a Christian man. May he Rest In Peace.

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Brad Gover

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So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Buddy. I think about all of the great memories I have as a kid spending some time over the summer at their house. Always looked forward to that. Prayers for Aunt Jean, Steve, Amy and all of the family and friends.

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Tammy Carter

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Mr. Tom was so full of life, always ready with a smile and a kind word. He and Jean were a wonderful example of love and commitment in marriage. Jean was the best caregiver, even going to McDonald's to get his morning coffee every single day., rain or shine. My thoughts and prayers are with Jean and the family.

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