David Leon Watkins, 55, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at Northwest Texas Hospital. He was the husband of Marie Watkins, with whom he shared 15 wonderful years.
David was born in Lubbock, TX on July 20, 1964 to Charles and Doris Jean Watkins. He was employed at Tyson Foods as a Special Projects Mechanic for close to 20 years.
David always knew how to have a good time whether it was spending holidays with family, riding his motorcycle, or even just watching a movie with his grandkids. He will be remembered for his contagious smile, and ability to love and accept everyone.
David is preceded in death by his father, Charles Lee Watkins.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Watkins; mother, Doris Jean Watkins of Fairfield; children, Torey Watkins and Abigail Simmons of Odessa, Tiffany Watkins and Desmon’D Barnes of Amarillo, Hillary Autry and David Autry of Amarillo, and Marshall Strifler of Houston; sisters Donna Roberts of Idalou, Denece Davis of Lubbock, Geggie Sanders of Fairfield; brother, Douglas Watkins of Lubbock; his wonderful 10 grandchildren; and his loved Chihuahua, Mr.B.
A private family memorial will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. A public celebration of life for all friends and family will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.