OBITUARY

James Arthur Watkins Jr.

January 27, 1957December 2, 2018

James Arthur Watkins, Jr. passed away at the age of 61 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Lt. Col. James A. and Mary Watkins. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Joel Ellingsworth. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years: Caroline Watkins; brother: David McCormick (Susan); Nephew: David McCormick, Jr. (Sandi); Niece: Casey Eskew (Chris) and numerous family and friends. Jim was an avid sportsman and participated in gymnastics in high school and then tennis and golf in adulthood. He worked for the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for several years and later became a self-employed businessman. In his 30’s he went to nursing school and worked as an RN for 20 years. Cystic Fibrosis did not slow him down until later in life. Despite many medical complications, he always remained hopeful and positive. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, competitive nature and caring spirit. A memorial Service will be held at on Friday December 14, 2018 at 2:00pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Pl. 78209. Special thanks to the Transplant team at University Hospital. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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James Arthur Watkins Jr.

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Cathy Fennel

December 10, 2018

Caroline,

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jim fondly from our days working together at the CF office and silly times playing cards and having our dogs play together in our backyard. That was many years ago and we have lost touch since then but the memories are strong and they are good ones.

I remember your beautiful wedding and how happy the two of you were. I am very glad he had you to share his life with.

Comfort is hard to find these days, I know. I wish you peace and love as you travel through the difficult days ahead.

Cathy Fennel

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY