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Billy ‘Bedbug’ Watkins | 1931-2011

Published Sunday, April 10, 2011

Watkins BillyGraveside service for Billy “Bedbug” Watkins, 79, of Lake Bridgeport was April 8 at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Vick officiating.

Watkins died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Bridgeport.

Born April 23, 1931, in Walters, Okla., to Claude and Zora (Bowen) Watkins, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired truck driver. He married Eva B. Bogart Oct. 13, 1961, in Gainesville and attended Lake Bridgeport Baptist Church.

Watkins was preceded in death by grandson Adam Watkins; and brothers Doyle Watkins and Willard Watkins.

He is survived by his wife; sons Billy Watkins of Paradise, Rocky Watkins and wife, Karin, of Sherman and Joshua Watkins of Denton; daughter Tonie Watkins of Irving; grandchildren Amanda Madera, Matthew Watkins, Ashley Watkins and Kari Kate Watkins; sister Nadine Rayborn of Weatherford; great-grandchildren Xander and Dorian Madera; and other relatives.

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