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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
David Watkins

David B. Watkins

Friday, September 20th, 1946 - Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Mr. David B. Watkins, age 72, of Pineville, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his residence in Pineville, Louisiana surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services for Mr. Watkins will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball, Louisiana.
Visitation for Mr. Watkins will be on Monday evening, June 24, 2019 at Gallagher Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home.

Mr. Watkins was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He lived for and dearly loved his family and his relationship with God. He was a wonderful man who always exemplified unconditional love. He adored his grandchildren, bragged on them constantly, served his country in the United States Navy and loved “food”. He will be missed by those that loved and knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Brenda Watkins of Pineville; his mother, Janell Watkins of Jena; four daughters, Jessica Goodrich (Wayne) of Iowa, Faith Shamblin (Hershel) of Iowa, Jennifer Kirk (Tracy) of Deville and Natalie French (Nolan) of Pineville; one son, Jonathan Watkins (Robin) of Illinois; two sisters, Lysta Haynes (Barry) of Texas and Susan Pyle (Stephen) of Illinois; one brother, Tom Watkins (Nannette) of Jena and ten grandchildren.

Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Watkins family by visiting www.gallagherfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 24th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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Cathy Pyle-O'Berg

Posted at 03:37pm
Brenda and family,
I just learned of your loss today. My heart and thoughts go out to you. May peace, love and comfort come to you in the quiet moments, in the stillness of the night, and at times when you miss David the most. I am so glad for you that you celebrated your 50th anniversary with family and friends when you did. What a fabulous memory! His life and your love touched so many.
Cathy Pyle-O'Berg, N. Texas
Susan Pyle's sister-in-law
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Marcella Burnes

Posted at 01:08am
Memories of faithful and true Memories of a godly man too
Memories of heartfelt prayer. Memories priceless, of a man who cared Memories of laughter and fun. Memories of a battle now won Over and over I would hear him say. The love of the Lord is the only way
Gracious and purposeful, powerful too He knew the ways of The Lord thru and thru A memory I have of this man HE SHOWED ME JESUS IN THE LAND
My deepest heartfelt condolences to. his. family. He truly was a man of integrity and honor. Praying for your comfort Marcella Burnes
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Beverly Pyle Tolbert with Michael Tolbert

Posted at 05:40pm
Touched by your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Garland Wampler

Posted at 02:23pm
So sorry to hear about David. May God be with you all....
Garland & Ladonna Wampler
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