Garnett Anson “Tiny” Watkins, Sr., age 62, of Chickamauga, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
He was born Oct. 5, 1959, in Chattanooga, Tn. He was a graduate of Rossville High School Class of 1979 where he won the state championship in wrestling. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army as a tank commander. Afterwards, he began working for Yarn Tech as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jean Priest Watkins; father, George Albert Watkins, Sr.; brother, Gregory Alan Watkins, Sr.; and nephews, Gregory Alan Watkins, Jr. and Danny Joe Burton, Jr.
He is survived by his loving siblings, Shenerra Clark, George Albert Watkins, Jr., Gerald Antonio Watkins, Sharon Annette (Danny, Sr.) Burton; half-brothers, Kenneth Hunter and Daryll Hunter; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral service will be Thursday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 879 GA-341, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707, with Rev. James Clark, eulogist.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.