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James Edward Watkins

August 24, 1963 — February 20, 2022

James Edward Watkins, 58, of Somerset, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born on August 24, 1963 in New Albany, IN; son of Judy Crockett Smith and the late Junior Watkins. He was a master builder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, landscaping and was an avid UK fan.

James is survived by his mother, Judy Smith of Somerset; his wife, Pamela Boyd Watkins of 38 years, whom he was united in marriage on July 4, 1983; a step daughter, Melissa Fisher of Somerset; a brother, Robert Watkins of Somerset; a sister, Tonya Wesson of Somerset; three nephews, Brandon Watkins, Michael Watkins, Randall Watson; two nieces, Jasmine Rollins and Paige Watkins.

He was preceded in death by his father; a step son, Michael Fisher; a brother, Michael Watkins and a sister, Rita Kay Watkins.

A funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Crockett officiating.

Burial in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assisted the James Edward Watkins family with arrangements.

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