Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. John Dobbs Watkins, age 72 of Lawrenceville. The Rev. Chris Shurtz will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Watkins passed away Sunday September 12, 2010 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Watkins was born in Atlanta to the late Paul Pinson Watkins and Velma Anne Crabtree. He retired as a Tech Sgt. with the Air National Guard 116th Bomb Wing. He also was a Driver for Marta for 38 years and was past Master in Masonic Lodge in Decatur and had moved to the Sweetwater Lodge. He was preceded in death by his Step-Father Oscar J. Crabtree, Sister, Sylvia Hunnicutt, and Grandson Trae Cagle. Survivors include Sons John Watkins Jr., Lawrenceville, Ronnie Watkins, Winder, Coleman Crabtree Watkins, Lawrenceville, Daughter Jennifer Hogsed, Evans, GA, Step-Mother Jewell R. Watkins, Alpharetta, Brother Paul P. Watkins Jr., Sautee, GA, Grandchildren Amanda Watkins, Christa Watkins, George Hogsed and Emily Hogsed. Flowers are accepted and/or Donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice 1957 Lakeside Parkway Suite 500 Tucker, GA 30084 770-270-9898. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville, GA 30501 in charge of arrangements.