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Jerry Watkins


September 27, 2017

Jerry Watkins passed away Sept. 23, 2017.

Watkins was born in Newgulf, Texas Oct. 14, 1946, to Cecil and Oma (Rogers) Watkins. He was one of five children. He grew up in Newgulf, Texas and attended Boling ISD. Throughout high school, he was a gifted athlete and played All-District for Boling High School in both football and track. Being a star running-back and 100-yard dasher and sprinter, he held several Texas track records for several years.

After graduation, Watkins worked briefly for Dr. Pepper, where he was known for drinking Pepsi on the job. When it came time to start making good mo...

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