Mr. Forrest Paul aka "Tuck" Watkins was born in Cleveland County North Carolina to Paul Watkins and the late Ella Ree Harris Watkins. Forrest passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at home.
Forrest received his education from Gaston County Schools. He graduated from Cherryville High School, Class of 1986, in Cherryville, North Carolina. Forrest was employed at Travis Knit until it closed. Most recently, he was employed with Walmart, store #5298 in Gastonia, NC.
Forrest had a loving spirit and an infectious smile that would light up the world. He loved to give hugs and treated everyone with respect. Forrest never met a stranger in his life and had a huge heart for NASCAR and Rock-N-Roll. Forrest also enjoyed participating with the Cherryville New Year Shooters, and was a big big Duke Bluedevils fan.
Forrest leaves fond and loving memories in the hearts of his children, Nicholas Watkins and Alexis Watkins of Cherryville, NC; his father Paul Watkins (Carolyn) of Cherryville NC; a sister, Iris Mills(Johnny) and a brother, Travis Watkins(Tara) all of Gastonia, NC; five aunts, Annie Sue Farley of Gastonia, NC; Betty Jean Patterson, Barbara Ann Harris, Bernice Harris, and Pam Harris all of Cherryville, NC; Nieces and nephews, Tarus Dameron, Taylor Mills, Joshua Watkins, Gavin Fields, Addison Fields, Jackson Chavis, A.J. Chavis, Carli Chavis, Jr. Chavis, and Cameron Watkins; a special friend Miranda Rhodes, and a host of loving cousins and childhood friends.
A celebration of life will be held during a graveside service on Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:00 PM at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Cherryville, NC. Please be mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic.