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Obituary for Bob Gene Watkins

Bob Gene  Watkins
Bob Watkins “Fat Bob”, age 77, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2020 surrounded by his family in Las Cruces, NM. He was born December 5, 1942 in Alamogordo, NM to Christine Watkins Abenante and Gene Watkins. He was a lifetime resident of Alamogordo, NM and an owner/operator of a local Harley Davidson authorized parts dealer and shop, Fat Bob’s Cycles, from 1980 until his retirement in 2005. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and an avid deer and elk hunter, never missing a single hunt any year until his death.
He is survived by his daughter Cheri Arellano, grandson Justin Turner, granddaughter Ashtin Sifuentes (Sam), great grandson William Turner, great granddaughter Gabriela, brother Steve Abenante (Carrie), brother Ronnie Abenante sister Pat Stewart, and brother Ron Jett (Susan). Also survived by several nieces and nephews including Sean Jett (Tracy), Shelly Jett McEntire (husband Kelly), KellyAnn Jett-Reynolds (Donnie), Shane Jones, Shawna Stewart Thompson (Troy), also other numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother Christine Abenante and stepdad Joe Abenante who raised him from the time he was young. His ashes will be interred, and graveside services will take place at Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, NM on Saturday October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Otero County Animal Shelter or Toys for Tots.
Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001. Please visit to sign the local online guest book.

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