Services for Ronald W. Watkins will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Don Cook will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Watkins, 57, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

He was a lifelong resident of the Dixon community in Neshoba County. He retired from Neshoba County Schools as a math teacher and was currently employed at Lowe's in Philadelphia. Mr. Watkins was a member of Dixon Fire Department where he served as assistant chief.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Watkins of Philadelphia; daughter, Rebecca Watkins Parker of Flowood; mother, Jeffolette Watkins of Philadelphia; sisters, Iba Dean Graham, Iva Jean Gilmer, Toni McKinion and Debbie Ladd, all of Philadelphia; and brothers, Kenneth Watkins of Conifer, Colo. and Rodney Ladd of Philadelphia.

Mr. Watkins was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Louise Watkins.