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Alfred James Watkins

July 13, 1967 — January 4, 2023

Alfred James Watkins, Sr, 55, of Wharton, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at a Wharton hospital. He was born on July 13, 1967 in Houston to the late A.J. Traylor and Frankie Hicks Watkins.


Alfred was raised in Houston. He worked at Nanya Plastics as a forklift operator for many years. Alfred enjoyed fishing, BBQing for friends and family, playing with his grandchildren and shootting pool with his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Alfred Watkins, Jr.


He is survived by his daughter, Mercede Watkins of Wharton, son, A.J. Watkins III of Rosenberg, sisters, Rita Watkins and Doris Watkins of Houston, brothers, Anthony Watkins, Myron Watkins and Averon (Bo) Watkins all of Houston, his grandchildren, Serenity Watkins, Kyrie Coleman and D.J. Coleman.


Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, 2023 with visitation starting at 10:00 am and the Service at 12 noon at First Baptist Church in Wharton. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Boling.


Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Wharton

507 North Fulton Street, Wharton, TX 77488

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