Jack M. Watkins

Jack M. Watkins, 62, of Parsons passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Labette Health. His death was unexpected.

Jack Martin Watkins was born on Aug. 7, 1958, to Charles Keith and Maureen Katherine (Born) Watkins in Parsons. He grew up and attended schools in Parsons and attended Labette County High School. 

For a time, he worked at area gas stations. He was a welder at Power Flame for 25 years. For the last several years Jack had owned and operated his own livestock hauling and buying business. He was working until the day before he passed away. 

Working livestock was truly something Jack enjoyed. He liked to go to county fairs and was happy to help the 4-H participants haul their livestock after the fairs were over. He was a Catholic.

On Feb. 14, 1987, Jack and Katherine Branson were united in marriage in Atchison. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two brothers, Greg Watkins and Earl Watkins, both of Parsons; two sisters, Osa Johns and her husband, Greg, and Margie Watkins, all of Parsons; a niece, Megan Schorr of Ohio; and a great-nephew, Tommy Schorr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, infant Joseph and Gary Watkins, who passed away Jan. 23, 2021.

No service has been planned. Cremation is under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Neosho County Fair and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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