Gregory Alan Watkins

November 05, 1957 - January 04, 2019

Gregory Alan Watkins

November 05, 1957 - January 04, 2019


Greg’s “time to be born” was November 5, 1957 to Thadora and James Watkins in Tulsa, OK, but he was raised by his grandparents, Clara and Thado Speights. His Mom and Father both passed at young ages. He so adored his grandparents and respected them for raising him, but he had a very special relationship with his grandmother (whom he called Momma) and his Aunt LeeNora. They taught him all about the love of God and how important Jesus should be in his life; how that love could help him endure any trial or tribulation and celebrate HIS triumphs.

He attended Tulsa Public Schools: Dunbar Elementary, Carver Junior High, and Bell Junior High, and then onto Booker T. Washington High School.

Greg graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1976. While at BTW, Greg was given a nickname, WatStaxx or Staxx. That name stayed with him the rest of his life! After graduating in 1976 from Booker T. Washington High School, he attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing in 1980.

Greg held various occupations, but he worked doing what he loved, Loan Management. This allowed him to help, counsel, and guide others on loans and financing. He was last employed at Space Age Federal Credit Union servicing Spirit members. He loved his job and his members. A lot of them became personal friends.

Greg’s mother Thadora, father James, grandparents Thado and Clara Speights, a precious Aunt, LeeNora (Aunt Leet) Casey, brother, James C. Watkins Sr., sister, Mae Johnson, and a cousin, Deborah Casey preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Diane, daughter, Tamika, son, Rickey (Velisha) Oats, grandsons, Dezric and Garland Oats, mother-in-law, Susie Price, sister, Shirley Barnett, brother, Ronnie (Lillie) Watkins, Great Uncle, Eddie Lee Speights (Chicago), a special nephew, Samson, God daughter, Mia Hancock, special friends Marvin Primas, Wayman Cruell, James McKinney, Jeff Listenbee, Essic Brown, Keith Jacobs, and Tyrone Knox, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 12, 2019 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Transformation Church
  • Location: 1519 West Pine Street Tulsa, OK 74127

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14 responses to Gregory Alan Watkins

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  1. I Am Sorry To Here Of His Passing. Your Family Is In My Prayers.

  2. I’M Gonna Miss You My Friend. You Where One Of The One’S We Went From Dunbar, Carver, Bell And Booker T. Together. I’M Gonna Miss Our Saturday Luncheon’S Together With The Gang. I Can Hear You Now Saying Nighttrain. Rest Well My Friend Until We All Meet Again.

  3. Deepest Condolences, My Friend

  4. Sorry To Hear About The Lost Of Fellow Hornet Football Alum, Greg. He Willbe Missed Even Though I Only See Him On Happenstance. Greg Was A True Hornet That Left His Legacy With Btw. I Know Once He Reaches Heaven, His Teammates Gerald Hicks’S, And Pittbone Will Welcome Him W/ Welcome Arms, And Give His Eternal Jersey Number Of 64. God Bless The Family, I Know We Will All Miss You.

  5. So Sorry For The Loss Of Greg As I Knew Him. He Is At Peace Now. Will Continue To Pray For The Family.

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