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

  1. Hey Baby. Thinking About You Today And Always. Finally Got Enough Strength To Do This. You Were The Most Incredible Person And Husband That Anyone Could Pray For And Receive As A Gift From God. This Has Been The Toughest 16 Months I’Ve Had To Bear. I Know That You Thought I Was Tough But Not So Much When It Came To My Precious Husband. Without God I Would Have Folded. No Doubt! But Because Of God In His Immeasurable Power I Was Able To Write This. Yes It Took That Much. I Just Wanted To Say Today That I Miss You And I Will Always Love You. I Know You Are Concerned About Us But God Is Keeping Us. So For Now Rest And Abide Until We Meet Again. Love Your Forever Wife. Diane

  2. I Sent You An Email, But Afraid You May Not Have Gotten It: I Wanted You To Know How Sorry I Was To Hear About Your Loss. My Heart Aches For You. Just Know If You Need Anything, Don’T Hesitate To Ask. You Will Be In My Thoughts And Prayers For A Long While.

  3. You Will Be Greatly Missed.

  4. You Will Be Greatly Missed.

  5. Diane, My Condolences To You And Your Family At A Time Like This. It Will Be Hard Days, But I Can Honestly Say….God Is So Faithful Even Through Those Tough Times. May God Bless You And Your Family In Ways That Only He Can.

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