Mr. Leroy Watkins, 72 was born to the late James. P. Watkins and Louise Adams Watkins on October 25, 1945 in Cleveland County, N.C. He departed this life December 5, 2017 at CaroMont Regional Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
He Attended Compact High School in Kings Mountain, N.C. and was a lifetime member of Galilee United Methodist Church where he was member of the senior choir. LeRoy and his brother, James Watkins were gifted with the ability to play the Lead Guitar. He was a member of the gospel groups, Jack Adams and the Friendly Five and the well renowned, Wings of Faith. He was employed with John Jenkins as an Assistant Foreman.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Anetra Watkins, a sister, Mrs. Delores Ann Cole and brother, Richard Watkins.
He leaves precious memories of his life in his wife of 51 years, Kathleen Watkins, daughters, Collette Watkins and Edna Davis, sisters, Nancy Thompson and Mary Lou Watkins, brothers, James and Chris Watkins.
Funeral Services were held Friday December 15, 2017 at Galilee United Methodist Church. Burial took place at Galilee United Methodist Church Cemetery.