Randy Joe Watkins, 57, of Baytown, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 26,2018, at his home, with his loving family at his side.
Randy was born on May 4, 1960, to Joe and Barbara Watkins. Randy graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1978; after which, he attended Lee College. He then went on to work as an industrial electrician in the petrol-chemical plants in the area. He enjoyed bowling and trying his luck in the lottery, but his real joy in life was fishing. He loved the quiet serenity of the ocean as well as the joy of the catch. Randy attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Baytown, where he also worked as a Sexton for about the last 10 years. He also served as an usher for the church.
Randy was a kind, gentle soul that never met a stranger. Even when fighting this ugly disease, he appreciated and thanked anyone that helped him through it. Although this was a hard journey, we were honored to walk him through it and learn how to make the best of whatever situation life gives to you. We are truly blessed.
Randy is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ernest C. and Faye Watkins; maternal grandmother, Helen Read; and maternal grandfather, W.A. Read and wife, Jerri. He is survived by his parents, Joe L. and Barbara Watkins; sister, Kathy Villemez and husband, Glenn; brother, Don Alan Watkins and wife, Lisa; nephews and niece, Evan Villemez and wife, Elise, Valerie Ann Watkins, and Joe C. Watkins; great nephew and niece, Grey Villemez, and Gena Villemez. Randy also leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends to cherish his memory.
The family would like to give a word of special thanks to Rick Glover, Sherrie Dyess, Claude Watkins, Shane Pennington, Lazario Arriago, John Lefeber and Shirley Russo with Faith Community Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5010 N. Main, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018, with Reverend Meredith Crigler officiating, with a homily given by Reverend Micki Rios. A reception will immediately follow the service in Bonner Hall. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Randy’s memory to Trinity Episcopal Church, CCA Texas, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Trinity Episcopal Church
5010 N. Main, Baytown TX 77521
6919 Portwest Dr., Ste. 100, Houston TX 77024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach CA 90266