Opal Marion Watkins, Jr., 88, of Texas City, Texas, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque. Opal was born March 27, 1927, in Bellville, Arkansas, to Opal and Ruby Watkins, Sr. Opal was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Opal was retired from Monsanto (Texas City), a member of the First Baptist Church Texas City, and Texas City Painter Local 585. Opal was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Myrna Watkins. Opal is survived by one daughter: Joy Folse and Mike of Hitchcock; one son: Bruce Watkins and Jane of Texas City; three grandchildren: Amy Miller and Brad, Andy Folse and Jayme, Tiffany Atkins and Tim; four great grandchildren: Brock Miller, Bryce Savoie, Shelby Savoie and Tyler Atkins. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque. Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at the funeral home, with Dr. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock, Texas. Pallbearers will include Bruce Watkins, Mike Folse, Andy Folse, Brad Miller, Brock Miller and Bryce Savoie. The family thanks the staff at Bayou Pines Care Center for their special care.