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Cecil B. Watkins

Posted on February 10, 2021

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Cecil B. Watkins

Cecil B. Watkins

HARKERS ISLAND — Cecil B. Watkins, 92, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at Crystal Coast Hospice House.

A celebration of his life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chapel of Munden Funeral Home with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Friends are welcome to attend the service. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

Cecil was born in Granville County to the late John Kennedy Watkins and Henretta Wheeler Watkins. He was a member of Huggins Memorial Baptist Church at Harkers Island. Cecil was a loving husband of 71 years to his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Watkins, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all. He loved to fish and served the Harkers Island Community for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 0499 of Creedmoor for 70 years and also a member of the Ruritans in Stem. Cecil served in the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion No. 0161.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Watkins; daughters, Jo Ann Mangum of Harkers Island and Cecilia “CJ” Watkins of Morehead City; grandchildren, Tiffany Cayton and husband, Chad, and Colton Tyndall; and great-grandchild, William Shephard Cayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Mitchell Mangum. He was the last of 11 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harkers Island Fire and Rescue, 1219 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531, or Huggins Memorial Baptist Church, 1104 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City.

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