James Leonard “Jay” Watkins Jr., 51
by Halei Lamb | July 18, 2018 4:24 pm
A celebration of life service for James Leonard “Jay” Watkins Jr., 51 of Swainsboro will be held Saturday July 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Louisville with Brother Wayne Folds officiating. He died Friday, July 6, 2018, in Tranquility Hospice in Marietta following a long illness.
Mr. James Leanord “Jay” Watkins Jr. was born May 19, 1967, in Sandersville to James Leonard Watkins Sr., and Bonnie McDaniel Watkins. He grew up in Wadley and was a 1985 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Academy. He was employed with Bright Ideas in Swainsboro prior to his illness. He was a lifelong outdoorsman who especially enjoyed fishing at Clark Hill Lake and the Ogeechee River.
Survivors include his parents, Leonard and Bonnie Watkins Sr. of Wadley; sons, James Leonard “Jeb” Watkins III and Jonathan Watkins; brother, Bryan and Stephanie Watkins; sisters, Christy Wasden and Grant Sanders as well as Ali and Jim Cooper; nieces and nephews, Ryder Watkins, Alaylla Watkins, Carson Cooper, Carlee Cooper, Declan Sanders, and Sawyer Sanders; and loyal friends, Rod Folds and Kim Folds Price.
The family will be at the home of Leonard and Bonnie Watkins, 347 Farm Street Wadley GA 30477. They will receive friends immediately following the services at the funeral home.
Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.