Watkins, Brock R.

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October 29, 1987 - August 22, 2017

Watkins, Brock R.

Brock R Watkins, of Plano, TX, and formerly of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away on August 22 in Dallas, TX at the age of 29 years old. Brock was born October 29, 1987 to Tammy Stricker Koopman and Brian James Watkins. He graduated from Normal Community High School and was employed by State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company in Richardson, TX.

Brock is survived by his son, Hayden Cullen of Arrowsmith, his wife Trish Watkins of Bloomington, step-son Jack Hamblin of Bloomington, mother Tammy Koopman of Bloomington, father Brian Watkins of Lincoln, brother Brian Watkins (Jenny) of Allen, TX, brother Bryce Watkins of Lincoln, and his brother Bryant Watkins of Lubbock, TX. Brock is also survived by aunts & uncles; Tom Strickler, Lori Strickler, Barbi Dudley, and Joshua Dudley, cousins; Sherri Purcell, Matt Purcell, and Krysta Strickler, nieces & nephews; Hailey, Jordan, Landon and Lukas of Allen, TX. Many extended family members and dear friends also survive Brock.

Brock loved Life! His greatest joy was spending time with family as a husband, son, brother and friend.  He loved his puppies, Cooper & Tank, as well as riding his motorcycle and hanging out with his friends.  Brock was passionate about saving the Earth and helping people in general. Brock was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed by his family, friends and loved ones.


Aria Memorial Chapel
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
4-6 PM, Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Celebration of Life

Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N Main St, Bloomington, Illinois 61701
1-3 PM, Saturday, September 2, 2017

Reception to Follow

The Dudley Residence
2213 Ridge Creek Dr. Bloomington Illinois
Evening, Saturday, September 2, 2017

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated as that is what Brock would have wanted.

View Brock’s Tribute Video by Aria Funeral Home here.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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Becky Meier

August 29, 2017 4:34PM

Tammy and Brian, I only found out about Brock's passing today. Please know that you and all of Brock's extended family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's infinite love give you all the strength and comfort you need. You'll all be in my prayers.

Vickie Stewart

August 29, 2017 1:41PM

Brian& Jenny so sorry for your loss My prayers @ thoughts are with you @ your family! 🙏🏼

The Sigler Family

August 29, 2017 8:37AM

May "the hearer of prayer" continue to comfort your family,during this most difficult time. Lean on those close to you for strength and encouragement to stay strong. We hope that the many cards,hugs,kind words,
and loving prayers sustains your family, granting you peace.

Melinda stricker

August 28, 2017 6:47PM

I'm so sorry for your loss my condolences to all your loved ones.

Lorraine and Bill

August 28, 2017 4:33PM

Tammy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Take care.

Alyce Smith

August 28, 2017 10:45AM

I meet Brock once at State Farm and just from that one meeting my impression was that he was a fun, happy, and giving person! I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my prayers are with your family.

Denise Nussbaum-Kaufman

August 26, 2017 5:02PM

You have my entire family's condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort. Sincerely, Denise, Mickey, Matt, Meri, Roxy, Donna, Gordon, Sarah, Renee and families.

Gretchen Wilkerson

August 26, 2017 4:07PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Brock's family. You have my sincere condolences.

Renea Wells

August 26, 2017 3:40PM

My mom watched Brock when he was a young kid. He was adorable. My brother and him always got into mischief together. I just remember Brock always happy and smiling. He was a very good kid and his mom did a very good job with him. May you rest in heaven Brock. God has you now.

Sierra Dawn

August 26, 2017 2:53PM

Brock Ryan was my light in this dark world. From the moment I met him I knew that there was something special about him. Though our time together was short, the impact he left will remain with me forever. No matter what I was going through he was always there to offer kind words, and even a witty remark or two, to lift my spirits. Brock possessed every wonderful quality a person could have, he was smart and funny and compassionate and lived life to the absolute fullest. He was never afraid to go after something he wanted and was always willing to try something new or adventurous and he loved and lived with every ounce of his soul. My favorite memories with Brock are when we would listen to music and turn it all the way up and sing as obnoxiously as we could because we were too comfortable with each other to care if it sounded good or not. Brock was an amazing and incredible example of what a person should strive to be like and, even though I know he'd call me crazy, I consider myself absolutely blessed to have had the honor to spend all of the time with him that I did. I love you all the bits forever, Brock Ryan.

Donna Nussbaum

August 26, 2017 2:20PM

I'm so sorry prayers for you and your family.

Sally Nussbaum

August 26, 2017 6:31AM

Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. This is such a tragedy and my heart and prayers are with you during this time. May God keep you and comfort you.

Jay Rodenberry

August 25, 2017 10:32PM

Will be missed! Love you bro, and we will see you again, Captain! Prayers for you family! Jay

Karen Martin

August 25, 2017 10:13PM

Words can't express how very sorry we are. Our deepest sympathy is with the entire family. I loved to hear the wonderful stories about Brock during our Saturday morning breakfast. A surprise visit from Brock's beautiful son Hayden was a bonus. Love to all.

Karen Martin and family.

Tyler mckinney

August 25, 2017 9:28PM

I'm so sorry for you and your families loss Bryant such a tragic thing has happened at such a young age

Ebony Brown Brooks

August 25, 2017 8:08PM

My deepest condolences go out to Brock's family,wife,and children. Brock was an awesome,fun loving, sweet coworker. Brock will be greatly missed!!!


August 25, 2017 7:45PM

My condolences to the Watkins family. I am so very sorry for your loss. The Brock I knew was loving, compassionate, funny, full of excitement, and he always had something to say about nothing. He was truly a great friend that I met 8 years ago and I am so glad that I got to know him as well as I did. I will forever love and miss him. May he RIP and again my condolences to the Watkins Family. Brock you will always be the infamous Captain_B_Ready. There will never ever be another you. Rest well, my friend.

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