Jefferson Eugene “Jeff” Watkins, age 59 of Lake City passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on September 7, 1963 to the late James and Linda (Hatcher) Watkins.
Jeff was a skilled cabinet maker and enjoyed working with his hands. He was a longtime resident of Lake City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Margaret Schreffler.
He is survived by his siblings: Rachel (Richard) Harvey of Sanderson, Timothy (Lisa) Watkins of Hilliard, Jesse Watkins of Glen St. Mary, and James Watkins of South Florida; as well as extended family members and friends.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Hawke M.T. Forbes and H.M. “Hank” Forbes, Jr. of Forbes Funeral Home are honored to assist the family with the arrangements. 409 West Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 “With Your Family In Mind”. (904) 259-4600. Please leave your condolences for the family in the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
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