We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
Sherman Roger Watkins passed away May 17, 2022 in Houston, TX surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1951 to Sherman Wesley & Sibyl Louise Watkins in Ballinger, Texas. He was known as a practical joker with a generous heart of gold, never hesitating to help people out - often without them knowing.
Roger grew up in San Angelo, Texas and often visited the family farm in Ballenger located just 30 miles away. That was where Roger loved to go with his dad on weekends developing a love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Roger was also an entrepreneur of sorts. He spent many summers catching horny toads selling them to a pet store up north. He had several hundred of them in the backyard storeroom. He would also collect coins and sell them, always for a profit. He would go pearl diving in the Colorado River and find rare fresh-water Concho pearls. A hobby he also shared with his son when he was young.
Roger and his younger brother Harold worked with their father in remodeling as they became older and this is where Roger learned his skills that led to Speciality Remodeling Installation of Appliances./RW Remodeling .
Roger raised pigeons, ducks, and other assorted animals in the backyard of their home growing up. Many wonderful memories were made at that home where doors were never locked and kids spent most of their lives playing outside.
Roger met his wife when she was attending Houston Gulf Coast Bible College. He was living on campus and working as a produce manager at Food City. He left produce and fruit for her every day until she finally agreed to give him a chance! They married September 15, 1973. Their son, Kevin was born February 29,1976. Their daughter, Amy, was born shortly after on February 17, 1977.
By trade, Roger started his own business as a Speciality Installer of Appliances where he made lifelong friends in the appliance business. Roger was active in the Lion's Club where he for many years took his daughter and other deaf children to camp in West Texas. He helped raise funds for these children long after his daughter was grown. Roger was an active member of AA for nearly 30 years where he was a living example of change through a Higher Power than himself. For the last 6 years Roger fought Multiple Myeloma at Houston Oncology Consultants. He kept the nurses in donuts and the patients laughing through long treatment days. He will be missed greatly there as he made many friends.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Paul Sanders.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Connie, son Kevin, daughter-in-law Linda Luu, daughter Amy and son-in-law Ray Rincon, grandchildren, Jared, Jaden, Hunter, and Mattie. Also his siblings, Lana Sanders, Kerry Cox and husband Gary, Harold Watkins and wife Mary Lou, Janet Hickman and husband Alan, as well as uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends who were his extended family.