Dennis Louis Watkins

Dennis Louis Watkins, 55, of 353 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., passed away Saturday, January 5th, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Cherokee County, SC on March 2, 1963 and was a son of the late L.D. and Maggie Watkins Smith.

He was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a Baptist, and an employee of the City of Gaffney. 

Dennis was preceded in death by siblings, Matthew, Randy, and Alfonzo “Freddie” Watkins, Cathy Watkins-Tate, and Judy Watkins-Lightning.

Surviving are: his wife, Hazel, of the home; two daughters, Demeka Smith and Jessica Smith; a brother, Lawrence Watkins (Sheila) of Gaffney; 3 grandchildren, Malayah Smith, Jalihya Smith, and Lisa Smith.

The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 9th, 1:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Darrell Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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