Donald Duain Watkins

March 8, 1961 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 60)


Donald Duain Watkins, 60, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach, Missouri.  He was born March 8, 1961 in Jefferson City, Missouri the son of William Ronald and Janice Rose (Jones) Watkins who survive.


Other survivors include,


Son, Tyler W. Watkins of Jefferson City, MO


Twin Brother, Ron W. Watkins of Eldon, MO


Sister, Ronda K. (Watkins) Graham of Eldon, MO


Nephews and Niece, Joseph Andrew Routon of Barnett, MO; Ethan Cory Routon of Eldon, MO & Michaela Ann Routon of Eldon, MO


Don is also survived by a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, extended family and numerous friends.


Don was a 1979 graduate of Eldon High School and a member of the Enon Baptist Church.  He was employed throughout his lifetime with Curtis Maines, COMO Electric, Vitran and Freightways, but his true calling was his farm as a cattleman and a horseman.  Don will always be known for his kind smile and  “Cowboy” heart.


Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.  Graveside Service will be Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Spring Garden Cemetery with Rev. Randy Trumbo and Pastor Margaret Tyler officiating.


Memorials in his name are suggested to Enon Baptist Church of Enon, MO.


Due to current Covid risks, face masks and social distancing is requested. 


Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 



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August 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
5 South Oak St.
Eldon, MO 65026

Graveside Service
August 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Spring Garden Cemetery

Eugene, MO

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