Penny Jo Watkins

September 3, 1959 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 61)


Penny Jo Watkins, 61, of Newbern, Tennessee died on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at West Tennessee Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Thursday, September 3, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois.She was a loan originator for One Main Financial.

Graveside services for Mrs. Watkins will be  held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee.  Officiating this service will be Mr. Hank Gray. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert Watkins of Newbern, Tennessee; one daughter, Jessica Massie of Newbern, Tennessee; one brother, Danny Clark of London, Kentucky; two sisters, Kelly "KeeWee" Meacham of Newbern, Tennessee and Wendy Clark of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Joshua Michael Palmer, Jamie Jo Palmer, Jacob Tony Palmer and Wyatt Axl Neil; one great-grandson, Brandon Michael Dickson; her family by choice, Danny, Bethany, Graylee and Raelyn Petrie of Newbern, Tennessee and Hank Gray of Newbern, Tennessee and her "Fur Babies", Pretty, Garley and Sadie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Troy H. Clark and one great-grandson, Michael Lane Dickson.

Honoring Mrs. Watkins as pallbearers will be Robert Watkins, Danny Clark, Danny Petrie, Jr., Danny Petrie, Sr., Hank Gray and Mike Stanley.

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Celebration of Visitation
June 26, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Johnson-Williams Funeral Home
239 East Main Street
Newbern, TN 38059

Graveside Service
June 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Fairview Cemetery
Old Newbern Road
Newbern, TN 38059+

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