Roy Michael Watkins, 70, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Tulsa, Okla.
Mike was born March 30, 1942, in Fort Worth to R.G. and Imogene Watkins. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School in 1960. He received his bachelor’s and master’s from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Mississippi State University.
During his career, Mike was an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, served as director of tech service at Diamond V Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was nutritionist for Dairy Manufacturers in Prosper and was most recently the ruminant technical service manager at Biomin America in San Antonio.
The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the good samaritan ER doctor on the airplane and to the professional staff of the CVICU at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Judith C. Watkins; sons, Michael Scott Watkins and wife, Patricia, and Charles Walker Watkins; stepsons, Matthew J. Hay and wife, Michele, and Mark Alan Hay and wife, Melinda; brother, Kenneth Watkins and wife, Bonnie; sister, Sandra Greenwood and husband, James; grandchildren, Joseph, Alexanne, Emily and Madison; the mother of his sons, Kay Watkins; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cook Children’s Medical Center at cookchildrens.org/Giving or 682-885-4105.