Sandra K. “Sandi” Watkins, a life long resident of Abingdon, passed away at 1:11 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at her home. Sandi was born on March 16, 1949 in Galesburg. She was the daughter of Freeman and Verla (Bennett) Snell. Sandi married Charles “Charlie” Watkins on August 31, 1968 at the Congregational Church in Abingdon. She is survived by her husband, Charlie at home; son, Scott Watkins of Dunlap; granddaughters, Jordan Nicole, Morgan Elizabeth and Taylor Renee; and her great-granddaughter, Elodie. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Sandi was a graduate of Abingdon High School. She worked for the Abingdon School District for 27 years as a cook and retired as the dietary supervisor. She loved animals, especially her cats and dogs. Most of all, Sandi loved spending time with her granddaughters. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory of Knoxville has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials may be donated to Guardian Angels of Knox County. Due to the new COVID-19 Mask Mandate, the funeral home will maintain compliance and ask that guests wear a mask. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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