Gerald Lyn Watkins

August 24, 1947November 6, 2013
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Gerald Lyn “Jerry” Watkins, 66, passed away on November 6, 2013 in Moore, OK. Jerry was born on August 24, 1947 in OKC, OK to Oris James, Sr. and Marilyn Gloria (Stradal) Watkins.

Jerry grew up in western Kansas, and spent much of his young adult life working in the wheat fields. He later served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. After 35 years of employment, Jerry retired in 2012 as an oil field equipment inspector. He loved traveling, hunting, fishing and boating on Lake Eufaula. Jerry spent many memorable years coaching his daughter, Sarah’s softball teams.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Renee; daughter, Sarah Pool and husband, Jeff; his identical twin granddaughters, Alyssa and Morgan Pool; mother, Marilyn Watkins; brother, O.J. Watkins, Jr. and wife Marina; sister, Phyllis Watkins and partner, Robert Pyon.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel. Military honors will follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City, OK. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2013

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Kristi Greeson

November 18, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about Jerry's passing .... My Jerry often told me about the fun times all of you had . It's been 7 years since Jerry's passing and I still miss him everyday ... I know your famy and friends will make this very hard time easier for you ..., I bet our two Jerry's are having fun together again.

November 11, 2013

Coach Watkins. I'll never forget you. You were such an inspiration to all us girls with the Kittens. I loved and will miss you very much. Rene and Sarah my prayers are with you and yours. Stephanie McIntire Patana

James Bryant

November 11, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Theresa McIntire

November 11, 2013

Renee & Sara,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. So many memories and fun times with Jerry and the Kitten team. God bless and comfort you both as you go through this sorrowful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rick, Theresa & Stephanie

Gary and Daisy McNeill

November 11, 2013

Renee and Sarah, life is such a mystery and there are questions in losing someone so dear that will not be answered in this earthly life -- but the beauty of living is the special memories that we make. You and Jerry made so many precious memories and these will bring you a great deal of comfort. Gary and I are blessed to have shared many of those special memories and we will treasure them forever. We love you and are there for you always.

Delona Elsberry

November 11, 2013

Renee and Sarah, our hearts so very sad for your sudden loss. So many wonderful memories. Keeping all of you in our prayers daily. Love, hugs.

Mike and Debbie Barby

November 10, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca Smith

November 10, 2013

Renee may the Lord be with you in this time of sorrow. Jerry rest in peace. Love to you, and your family.

Pam Roberson Haynie

November 10, 2013

To one of my best friends Renee. It's hard to believe all the time that has passed since Jr. High. Never even thinking about you being without your Jerry. All the fun times we had camping, boating, snow skiing, dancing, going to the Jimmy Buffett concert, motor cycle riding. Being with you and Jerry when baby Sarah was born. It was great when we were at Sarah and Jeff's when they brought home the twins and we both were out side sunning them. Oh my little Cherokee friend I could write a book on our adventures. I told Angi about Jerry she said now her dad has a buddy to do things with. My love is always with you Pam Roberson Haynie

November 10, 2013

Renee and Sarah, so sorry for your loss. A good man has passed to soon. Or hopes and prays are with you as you continue your journey and until you meet again. John and Sandy McKeel