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Calvin Watkins

September 11, 1923 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 95)

Calvin C. Watkins 95 of Silver City, New Mexico passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  He was born in Atlanta, Kentucky.  Calvin is survived by one sister Sandra Seay brother in law Dexter, niece Sherry Zufelt her son Jacob. and one nephew Albert Seay his son Jason.  He is preceded in death by his parents Riley R. Watkins and Lettie Chestnut.  Calvin loved working on his flower bed, a hard worker, loved painting and mosaic art.  He graduated when he was 16 yrs. old from high school, then taught in a one room schoolhouse for 2 years then got drafted for 2 years in the Army, stationed in Germany.  After two years in the army he moved to silver city, nm and attended Western College, during the time at college he was member of play makers and performed in several plays. After graduating taught school in El Paso, Texas.  He attended radio school in Phoenix, AZ. Was a DJ in Carlsbad, NM at a radio station KAVE he had a nickname of Kentucky Cal.  He went to California taught school for a few years, then attended a college in Hawaii to get his master’s in special education, went back to California and taught special education.  He and his friend George Kunzelman moved to Silver City, NM, bought land, and started building a trailer park, during that time he worked as a DJ for KSIL.  The trailer parked was named Western Palms. He loved to travel.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061.  Phone # 575-388-1911.  Remembrances can be made atwww.hbrightfuneral.net

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