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Edwin "Ed" Watkins

February 12, 1942 March 3, 2019
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EDWIN “ED” WATKINS, age 77, of Piqua OH, passed away Sunday March 3, 2019 at 3:15 P.M. in his residence. He was born on February 12, 1942 in Pulaski, TN to the late Iziah and Izora (Ward) Watkins. He married Lola F. Lee on September 4, 1963 in Lewisburg, TN. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2015.

He is survived by four sons: Keith Watkins, Piqua, OH; Roger Dale Long, Cookville, TN; Ricky Lee Long, Cookville, TN; Ronnie Wyatt Long, Covington, OH; one brother: Stokley Watkins, College Grove, TN; one sister: Louise (Maggie) IA; two grandchildren: Kyler and Ayden Watkins, Sidney, OH; eight other grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Cecil and Larry Wayne Watkins, and two sisters: Gladys Watkins and Annie Lou Clark.

Ed graduated from Eagleville high school in TN in 1960. He worked as a Licensed Taxidermist and also worked at Brown Bridge Division in Troy in Waste Management for twenty years, where he retired.

He proudly served his Country in the US Army from September 28, 1961 to September 27, 1964.

Funeral services will be held Thursday March 7, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Pastor Jim Valekis of Community Connexions officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington, OH with full military honors presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Family will receive friends Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice 8069 Washington Village Dr. Dayton, OH 45458.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.


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Thursday

7

Mar

11:00 AM 3/7/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home

646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home
646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
United States

funeral service

Thursday

7

Mar

1:00 PM 3/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home

646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home
646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
United States
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