Charlie Watkins


Charlie Watkins, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home.He was retired from U.S. Pipe where he worked as a shipping supervisor and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed all types of sports and was inducted in the Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame for Coaching. He also managed three different Southern Gospel Groups and he was the former manager of the East Lake Community Center.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Julia Watkins; and brother, Clifford L. Watkins.Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Aliene Watkins; son, Butch (Michelle) Watkins; granddaughter, Summer E. Watkins; sister, Ovella Lyle; special niece, Sandee Payne; special cousin, Faye Thrasher; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Chaplain Bill Morgan officiating.Burial will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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