Betty Palmer Watkins, Associate Professor Emerita – June 8, 2020

June 19, 2020

Betty Palmer Watkins, Associate Professor Emerita of Vocational Education, died on June 8, 2020.\

During her career, Watkins worked for the Clemson Extension Service and taught at Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College. She retired after 30 years of state service. The Clemson University board of trustees conferred upon her the official title Associate Professor Emeritus of Vocational Education.

Watkins graduated from Winthrop College in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her master’s from the University of Tennessee in 1962. She became “Doctor Betty” in 1979 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

She is survived by a son, Bill Watkins (Evelyn). She was preceded in death by her husband, W.J. Watkins.

She was buried in Oconee Memorial Park after a private service.

See her full obituary online.