REV. RUSSELL JAMES (RUSTY) WATKINS, age 53 of Houston passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 i…

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REV. RUSSELL JAMES (RUSTY) WATKINS, age 53 of Houston passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 in Houston. He was born on January 7, 1956, in Wharton the son of Billy and Peggy Dillahunty Watkins. Mr. Watkins was raised in Newgulf and graduated from Boling High School in 1974. He graduated from Wharton County Jr. College in 1976. He later graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1979. He then attended Oral Roberts University graduated from the School of Theology. Rusty was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church and began his pastorate at First United Methodist Church in Bryan, Texas as their youth pastor. He served in numerous churches as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastor until his death. He is survived by parents Billy and Peggy Watkins of Wharton, TX, twin brother Randy Watkins and wife Roxanne of Hockley, TX, and brother Kenny Watkins and wife, Denise of Austin, TX and their children Briton Watkins, Stuart Watkins, and Cody Hastings. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 11330 Louetta, Houston, 77070 Texas at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Wharton Funeral Home, 515 Boling Hwy., Wharton, TX (979) 532-3410.

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Russell James Watkins
January 7, 1956
66 Wharton, Wharton, TX
0 April 12, 2009
13 53 Houston, Harris, TX
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