Gerald H. Watkins, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away in Glendale on Dec. 31, 2006. He was 63.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1943 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Kim and Dovie Watkins. He attended schools in Phoenix until transferring to Payson High in 1959.
He was active in many activities at Payson High, including baseball and basketball. He worked his entire life as a sheet-metal worker until his retirement from Madison Industries in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his father Kim Watkins and his sister, Virginia Wiley.
He is survived by his mother, Dovie Watkins of Payson, sisters, Lillian (Ted) Pettet and Judy (Brad) Smith of Payson, brothers, Kenny Watkins of Payson and Kim (Pat) Watkins of Rim Rock, daughters Lisa Starkey, Debbie Watkins and Kerri Pape, son Jerry and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.messingerpayson.com.