Gary Hobert Watkins was born in Las Animas, Colorado on December 29, 1949 to Hobert and Janice Watkins. He was a loader operator for Randall County feed yard for 32 years before retiring.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his six children, three sons; Andrew Watkins, Wes Watkins, and Ross Watkins, three daughters; Amy Lara, Alicia Watkins, and Jessica Watkins. Six sisters; Carol Ellis, Catherine Piper, Evelyn Denton, Connie White, Debra Alcorn, and Sharon Birt, two brothers; David Watkins and George Watkins, twenty grandchildren and several great grandchildren.