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Justin Watkins

Justin Watkins from Wickes, Arkansas born on November 8, 1980 in DeQueen, Arkansas left this life at 38 years old on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Justin was surrounded by love ones and Christian music for his transition to one of Gods mountains in Heaven.
Justin bravely battled with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained seven years ago when he was struck by a vehicle operated by intoxicated driver while in a crosswalk.
Left to treasure his memory are his mother, Cathy (Don) Talley of Wickes, Arkansas; father, W.C. (Gail) Watkins, Jr. of Wickes, Arkansas; brothers:  Joe (Lista) Watkins of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Gerald (Heather) Watkins of Wickes, Arkansas; step sisters: Kari ( Pete) Winters of Farmington, Arkansas and Kristin (Sohn) Morris of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; grandparents: Joseph and Joan Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas; uncles:   David (Cheryl) Compagna of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Ken (Dee) Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas; and aunts: Carol Petross Elizabeth (Don) Richardson and Charlotte Hartley all of Wickes, Arkansas.
 
He cherished his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He never failed to pick on them.
He was preceded in death by grandparents: Paul Joseph, Lerntine Compagne, W.C. Watkins, Sr., Christine Watkins, James Smalley, Mary Millaway, David and Mary Talley, and an aunt, June Weishmer.
Justin was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
A Private Memorial service will be at a later date.

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