John T. Watkins died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the age of 59. He was born August 17, 1960 in Lansing, MI the son of John and Mary (Schrader) Watkins. John was a graduate of St. Johns High School, Class of 1978, attended Ferris State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. JT enjoyed golfing, was an enthusiastic Detroit Tigers fan but he was mostly an avid MSU Spartan Sports fan, especially football. He was co-owner/operator of Knob Hill Tavern between St. Johns and DeWitt. Surviving is his wife, Julie; step-children, Emberly (Skylar) Drews and Rich (Katie) Gregory; step grandchildren, Ally, Mia Grace and Larson Drews and Dylan and Millee Gregory. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of John’s life will be held September 21, 2019 at Knob Hill Tavern 8430 S. Old US 27 DeWitt. The celebration will begin one hour prior to the kickoff of the MSU - Northwestern game. GO GREEN!! The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.