David A. Watkins, 67

David A. Watkins

David A. Watkins

WINTERHAVEN, FLA. — David Alan Watkins, 67, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Winter Haven Hospital, in Winter Haven, Fla., from complications of cancer.

He was born on May 2, 1946, in Gray, the son of Eleanor and J. Willis Watkins. He attended Windham High School and graduated in 1964.

After high school, he joined the Army and served for four years. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank as a manager of check processing. It was here that he met his wife Carol. They were happily married for 31 years. He retired from the FRB after over 25 years of service. He loved golfing and waterskiing as well as snowmobiling and boating.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Watkins, father J. Willis Watkins; his stepchildren, Dianne Zielinski and Mark Williams; and a grandchild.

Dave is survived by his wife Carol Watkins of Turner; his daughter Melissa Fowlie-Louden of Temecula, Calif.; his son, David Watkins of Tucson, Ariz.; his stepsons, Raymond Williams of Sabattus and David Williams of Southwick, Mass.; his sisters, Donna Luce of Salem, S.C., Kim Stevens of Raymond and Joan Rogers of Windham; and 15 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Windham Hill Cemetery, 140 Windham Center Rd., Windham, on July 27, at 1 p.m.

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