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Willard "Pete" Watkins

Monday, April 17, 2006

Willard "Pete" Watkins, 90, of Worthington, passed away at 4:42 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the residence at McCormick Creek, Spencer.

Born Oct. 17, 1915 in Newark, he was the son of Ivan Watkins and Ethel Neil. He had been married to Alta Louise (Meg) Watkins, who passed away Oct. 16, 2002.

He was a self-employed farmer and also drove a school bus for Eastern Greene Schools. He attended the Newark Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Butch Watkins of Morgantown and Wendell Watkins of Freedom; two sisters, Marjorie Sharr of Bloomfield and Mary Dyer of Spencer; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alta Louise, and two brothers, Joe and Ronnie Watkins.

Funeral service was Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial was in Solsberry Cemetery.

Visitation was Saturday and Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.