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Obituary: Michael Watkins
Michael Watkins
Michael Watkins

Michael Steven Watkins, 34, passed away on Jan. 3, 2014, in Lawton, Okla.

He was born Oct. 1, 1979, in Kingman.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Neshelle Watkins.

Michael is survived by his wife, Stephanie Watkins; mother, Tammie (Brandon) Schritter; stepsiblings, Natalie and Mateo Schritter; father, Jeff Watkins; brother, Josh; and the "kids" (dogs), Lillie, Ranger and Deuce.

Michael was in the Navy from 1998-99. He loved playing his guitar and helped anyone who was in need.

He had a big heart and a smile that could make anyone's day.

Michael really loved children and he could often be found out playing with them.

There will be a time of condolence to the family at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Praise Chapel, 419 Harrison St. A memorial service will follow the time of condolence at 1 p.m.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article comment by: Bobbie Jo Tackett

You are missed and loved my cousin. Very much so.

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Article comment by: Tamara Poe

Oh my Michael.....I am just so lost for words right now...I do not know what to say or think.....My heart is just broken!!!! Josh please get ahold of me...Michael please say hello to my mom for me...she will take care of you, you know she loved you!!!!

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: michaele lee

Oh this is tragic news. Michael was such a nice guy at Frontier. Does anyone know if he had been I'll? Was this an accident? The loss is no less either way but I m just curious. My heart aches for his loved ones....so sad

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Article comment by: Mr. Obvious

Mike, I'm glad I could call you my friend for the many years while I lived in Kingman. You were both kind, funny, musically talented, and always stood up for things you believed in.

You will be missed down here.

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Article comment by: ashley herr

this is horrible! does anyone know what he passed away from. he was in the band at praise chapel, i loved when he played, im so sorry to hear the, may god be with the family and friends

Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Article comment by: Lana Keller-Robinett

Michael was a blessing to my heart & life. LOL he was the only baby I held who didn't cry! He always put me at ease.

Before he moved, he saw me at Safeway and came running down the aisle to say good bye and to give me a hug (he often did that to me 'where ever'. Michael surprised me by saying he always loved me like his 'Aunt' and it brought tears to our eyes. He just smiled and hugged me. He thanked me for being a good part of his life and for being there during the hard times, too. He said he'd never forget my voice or music that always touched his heart. Goodness! That was so unexpected. I told him he wasn't moving from my heart and I'd pray for him & always love him too. We hugged once more & parted ways he turned, smiled & waved before he left the aisle. It was a happy/bittersweet encounter but it thrilled my heart. That was the last time I saw Michael & held him in my arms.

Michael, your season of life on earth is finished, but your memories are still alive in our hearts. May your eternal journey bring you to other adventures with those who went before you.

I can't make it to your service today, but my love & prayers are extended to your wife, Stephanie, your Family & your many Friends, whose lives you also touched deeply.

Thank you for being the treasure that you are.

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Article comment by: michaela misak

My dear cousin, you will be missed by everyone that ever had the opportunity to cross paths with you. Give Neshelle hug from us all!

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Article comment by: Kenda Robinson

Michael you made Frontier so much fun to work for! I will miss your smile and your sense of humor. Rest in peace my friend!!!

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Article comment by: shane weaver

To a good friend you will be missed . my blessings go out to his family.

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Article comment by: Just A Friend

I also want to add that Michael was survived by his Brother Josh Watkins sister in law Sandy Watkins and his 3 Nephews Chris Tyler Kyle. They all loved Michael so much. He is going to be missed dearly.

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Article comment by: Gail Tarson

Michael always brightened our days with his smile and kind spirit. This is so terribly heartbreaking.

Michael though you leave broken hearts here on earth, the goodness you shared will also stay with us. I pray your spirit may rest in peace.

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