Charles Edward “Eddie”  Watkins, Jr., age 61 of Southern Pines, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home. 

A native of Moore County he was a son of Charles Edward and Norma Boles Watkins. Charles was a 1977 graduate of Pinecrest High School and also graduated from Sandhills Community College. He worked as a Lab Director with Durham County Health Department for almost 20 years. 

He was preceded in death by a sister Deanna Watkins Godfrey of Rockingham who passed away in June of 2020. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his children Katelyn Watkins Blue and Charles Edward Watkins, III both of Southern Pines; sister Connie Watkins of Whispering Pines. 

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery conducted by Pastor Gregg Newton. 

Powell Funeral Home is serving the Watkins family. 

Online condolences may be made at


Graveside Service: February 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
2237 Camp Easter Rd
Southern Pines , NC 28387


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  1. Connie and Family,

    So shocked and sorry to hear this devastating news about Eddie. Sending heartfelt condolences and hoping that your memories lift you up and bring you peace and comfort.

    ~Michelle Manning

  2. I’m sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Eddie when we were in our teens. He was a very kind man. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Norma and Charles,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Eddie. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Sending love your way. Shirley

  4. Norma and Charles,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking time. Love to you all!
    Juanita Fortner Ammons

  5. I just adored Eddie going all the way back to Southern Pines Middle School and am just dumbfounded that our class has lost another one of our sweethearts. Sending my deepest condolences to Connie and the rest of Eddie’s family. Hoping you have many happy memories that will help get you through this difficult time.

    With much love from Raleigh,
    Sharon (Darling) Bond

  6. Charles and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your son. May God give you comfort and peace in this difficult time. May God bless and keep you💕

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