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“Shawna and family I'm sorry for your loss . I didn't know Donnie as well as some but the few times I was around him he seemed to make everyone in the...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Reed - Central City, KY

“To my cousin Shawna, I am so sorry for your loss Uncle Donnie was a GREAT man, a one of a kind and I will miss him. Any time I seen him he always...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jeremy Hobgood - Central City, KY

“I describe Donnie as an intelligent, kindhearted man who left a wonderful impression we all should follow. He never hesitated on helping another,...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Hobgood - Bremen, KY - Friend

“So sorry to hear about your dad shawna I know what your going through I'll be praying for you and your family ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Shane Rocke - Powderly, KY

“I just wanted to say I'm so very sorry for your loss. Donnie was an awesome Person and I am proud to call him a friend. He will be missed very much...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Bryan - Beech Creek, KY

“Our deepest condolences to the family. Prayers for you during this time. May you all find peace and comfort in the day, weeks, and years to come. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Roger Davenport - Hartford, KY

“So sorry for your loss! There's nothing I can say to make your hurt any better! I know he loved his family Shawna and granddaughter Cisney! They were...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Trenda Dunn Basham - Spottsville, KY

“I loved you from the first day I saw you. Always have and always will. If I counted my best friends, you'd be number one on my list. Always have and...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Mercer - Sellersburg, IN

“They say the only man a girl can count on is her daddy. However, with Donnie as an uncle, I was blessed to have an exception to that general rule. He...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Sue - Gishton, KY - Family

“Shawna and family I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of u. Donnie was a good man and will definitely be missed. I love u all. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Chelsie Crick - Bremen, KY

“So glad I knew him such a wonderful man Donnie is with God now, no more pain and singing with the Angels ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jo ann Moore - Greenville, KY


BREMEN- Donald "Donnie" Watkins, 69, of Bremen died Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3:49 AM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Donnie was the youngest of eleven children and was born October 1, 1951 in Muhlenberg County. He was of the Baptist faith, but in his own words, his faith was of "The Church of A Kind Heart". He was preceded in death by his parents, Goble and Lucille Watkins; brothers, James "Jimbo" Watkins, William "Bill" Watkins, Edgar "Lee" Watkins; sister, Sue Middleton; two half sisters, Virginia Brown, Edna Klink.

He is survived by his daughter, Shawna (Glenn) Cisney of Bremen; granddaughter, Taylor Cisney of Bremen; brother, Mike Watkins of Midland; sisters, Ann Martin of Madisonville, Dean Tucker of Bremen; Wilda Walley of Bremen; special friend, Denise Jernigan. He also leaves behind a small village of nieces and nephews and his four legged friend, Chloe.

He never met a stranger and had a smile for everyone that he encountered. He was respected and appreciated and loved. He was a giver. The takers may always eat better, but the givers will always sleep better. Always be a giver. He was not one to judge and believed that everyone deserved a chance. He wanted to see everyone win in life, and if he could help make that happen, he did.

He loved his sweets and had been known to eat a whole chocolate cake by himself a time or two. He loved to cook for those he loved and never turned down a good jar of shine. He enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, music and a great knowledge of history. He was a story teller, telling the best of stories. Some, you had to see to believe.

He touched many lives during this journey with wisdom, happiness, warmth, and love. Now, onto his next, he will join those he touched that passed before him and will be celebrating in the streets of Gold. Most of all, he was a great dad and papaw. With ears that listened, a hand to always hold, a love that was never ending and a heart that was made of gold.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Jeff Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Bremen. Visitation will be held Tuesday beginning at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com. Family and Friends who are attending the visitation or funeral service are asked to wear a face mask for the safety of all those in attendance, in accordance with the governor's mandate. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.