Linda Lou Tinker, daughter of James Logan Tinker and Jewel Houston Tinker, was born in Perryville, Tennessee. She married Robert Wayne Watkins, and has four children (three girls and one boy), and four grandchildren. Mrs. Watkins attended Florida State University where she received her B.S. in Business Administration. Mrs. Watkins served as Vice President of Tinker-Watkins Sand and Gravel.