HOMER – Joel Watkins, 52, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his residence following a brief fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 13, 1960, the son of Inez Watkins of Homer and the late Roy Watkins. Joel Watkins was preceded in death by his father, Roy Watkins; and a sister, Janice Watkins.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Cheryl Watkins; children, Renee Streetman, Commerce, Jennifer Sansevirino and son-in-law Brian, Gillsville, Brittany McGlohon and son-in-law Chad, Athens; grandchildren, Adam and Ava Streetman, Collin, Alysia and Lydia Sansevirino, Ella McGlohon; sister, Carol Hulsey; and brothers, David and Keith Watkins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in the Diamond Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Poole officiating. Burial was in Diamond Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.