Michael Henry Watkins, 62, of Statesville, N.C., formally of Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away on September 3, 2020. He was born to Henry and Era T. Watkins on Sunday, June 29, 1958. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents Glen and Savannah Tideline and Mamie V. and John Watkins; a niece, Sonya Cockerham; and daughter Lori VanHorn.
Michael was a 1976 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and received his Associates Degree in Medical Coding and Billing from Ultimate Medical Academy. He was employed at Rose Glen Village of Wilkesboro and was a past member of the Wilkesboro Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife Sherry Watkins and daughter Kristine Winland of the home and daughter Jessica (Nathan) Dellinger of Statesville; sister Yvonne W. Cockerham of Wilkesboro; nephews Gregory of Wilkesboro and Brandon (Amber) of North Wilkesboro; two great nieces and two great nephews; grandchildren Breanna Green, Emma-Lea, and Lincoln Dellinger of Statesville; along with a host of cousins and other family members.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677.
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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.