Jim Ralph Watkins, 69, of Evansville passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Fayetteville. He worked for Klassmyer Construction Co. in Damascus, Ark. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Watkins; one sister, Terry Watkins; one son, Jimmy Joe Watkins; and one great-grandson, Brantley Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Janie (Evans) Watkins of the home; one daughter, Paula Winsted and husband Rodney of Evansville; two sons, James Watkins and wife Danya of Evansville and Frank Watkins and wife Karen of Uniontown; three sisters, Teresa Franklen and Tammy Watkins, both of Chester, and Tina Cluck of Evansville; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Aug. 27 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with cremation under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.