Allan Jay Watkins

October 4, 1952May 3, 2020

Allan Jay Watkins, born October 4, 1952, in Kansas City, MO, to Dr. Roland Martin and Doris (Barker) Watkins.

Allan graduated from Southwest High School in 1970, and was drafted in 1972. He served honorably until Aug 1974.

He married his sweetheart in Nov. 1975, they lived in Kansas City, MO until 1980, then relocated to Marion, IL in 1983. From Illinois they moved to Provo, UT and then back to Missouri in 1998.

After having 4 children Allan finally had time to go back to school. He attended John A. Logan Junior Collage, in Illinois. He also attended Steven Hanger business in Provo, UT, Uinta Valley. He worked for Dynex, Ameritec, and Provo library. When the family moved back to Kansas City, Allan worked and retired from Sprint after 15 years.

In April of 1980 Allan and Christine were sealed for time and all eternity. This was one of the happiest times of Allan's life, to have a family and be sealed to them forever.

The most important time in Allan's life was being a husband and father, then he became a grandfather and his whole world changed. Allan wasn't a big sports fan and didn't have a lot of hobbies, but the one thing he did have was his family. His family was his world.

Allan was blessed with 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. To him, that's all he needed. He always said he was the richest man in the world. His favorite quote was, "No success in life can compensate for failure in the home."


14 August

Niche Placement Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Higginsville Veterans Cemetery

20109 Business Hwy 13
Higginsville, MO 64037


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Jennifer Ashcraft

May 13, 2020

Uncle Allan always had a sense of humor and made me laugh. He and Chris were always welcoming and kind to me, especially when I was a student at BYU and they lived in Provo. They included me in their family events, which was a welcomed break from the stresses of student life. I love you all and am sorry for your loss. This is an especially challenging time. You have a lot of support from those who love and care about you. We would love to be there, but are here for you for whatever you may need now or in the future. You have a wonderful family. Love,

Natalie Blair

May 8, 2020

Dad you have blessed us with so much love and so many memories. Today was a sad but such a blessed day, to see how at peace you are was amazing. God gave us a miracle today my dad had a smile on his face, but not just any smile it was the smile of joy and a job well done. He was a very loving man yes difficult at times but we loved im with all of our hearts. He was the head of our family 4 kids, 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandson who adored him with all they had to give! We will truly miss all his silly jokes and his sense of humor of how he could take any song and make it into his own, he would always tease the grandkids and ask them to pull his finger then blame it on the next person to walk by him. We will miss him singing "the hills are alive" at the top of the stairs and most of all i will miss his laugh and the talks we always had. I am so grateful to have you as my dad and i know you are complete and happy right now in our Heavenly Fathers arms waiting for us to be with you when our time comes. I love you dad more then you will ever know. Till we meet again i will see you soon.

Celeste Watkins

May 7, 2020

There’s so many memories I have of my grandfather whether it be stories of Henny Penny, him being my best food critic, or scaring us on Halloween by parking by the cemetery and shining a flashlight on a head stone. One of my best childhood memories of him was when he treated me to a day of being a princess by taking me to see Disney Princess’s on Ice. He would also let me bother him when he worked at home and let me play games on his computer (bowling was our game even though I was horrible at it) or tell me stories about all his knick knacks. He was always wondering about my nursing school and so excited for the day that I would graduate. I will miss coming over and him asking what I brought him to eat or him wanting to hear about what I learned that day. I wish I was able to look out at my college graduation to seeing him yelling my name or seeing him at my wedding day, but I know he still won’t miss it. He was an amazing grandfather who loved all his grandchildren even if we annoyed him because I know he loved hearing us fill his house with love and laughter. Thank you grandpa for all the memories and I can’t wait to make you proud by being the best nurse I can be.

Sam Marler

May 6, 2020

Allan became my father-in-law the day I married his daughter but the next day and every day sence then he was my dad
Through his example he thought me how to be a better man how to care for others especially how to be a husband, father, and a friend
The love and admiration I have for him is beyond measure
He touched so many lives and will be deeply missed he always was there with good advice, open arms, and a perfectly timed dad jokes
I love you dad I will hold you in my heart until we meet again

Stephenie Bishop

May 5, 2020

Uncle Allen always wanted to make sure we were ok. Everytime he would ask are you good, is life good? His laugh and smile were contagious to all around him. He truly loved being around his family and we enjoyed being around him. You are missed. I know you are looking over all of us with love and a smile.

Alexis Watkins

May 5, 2020

One of my favorite memories is asking my grandpa to take me and my cousins out to get ice cream every time we slept over. Him always checking on us to make sure we were sleeping when he went upstairs to his study. I definitely miss when he would sit in the room when grandma would sing to us at bed time and him always enjoying it when we would sleep over. I miss and love you sooo much grandpa. Say hi to everyone up there for me!❤️

Amy Nelson

May 5, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Allan at Brookside Theatre. We were like a big family back then. He could always make me laugh. We re-connected thru FB, and it was so obvious he loved his wife and family, and had a strong faith. He is with his Lord but will be missed. Blessings to his family ... 🙏🏻

Michael Marshall

May 5, 2020

Cooking for Allen was the equivalent to cooking for a king. He opened his house to me with wide open arms and didn’t require anything but I offered what I do best and cooked for him. His tenderloin was cooked to perfect and be thanked me 1000 times, afterward we had an amazing talk. His jokes and kind words will forever live in my heart. RIP Enjoy heaven.

Beth Kammerer

May 5, 2020

My heart goes out to all Allan’s wonderful crew.

So many memories have come to mind these last few days. When Chris was dating Allan they would go on double dates with me and they were so much fun and crazy in love. I would meet Chris at Allan’s parents house over by St. Teresa’s sometimes and I remember all the salt & pepper shakers his parents collected.

Allan you left this earth to early but now you are free of all your ailments. An angel now to us all. All our memories and your wonderful family will keep you in our hearts forever.

May God wrap his arms around you and congratulate you on a job well done.❤️

Kaitlyn Hernandez

May 4, 2020

I lived with my grandparents for almost a year and I remember coming home from work and grandpa would ask kaitlyn did you bring my milkshake I will truly miss you and your teasing and your mean jokes I love you


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