Wilbur S. Watkins

Born: Fri., Jun. 7, 1929
Died: Thu., Oct. 30, 2014


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 04, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman


Graveside Service

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 05, 2014
Location: Cedar Point Cemetery


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Wilbur S. Watkins, 85, 315 S. Highland Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM of an extended illness.   He was born June 7, 1929 in Sidney, Ohio the son of David and Clara Dorthea (Allen) Watkins and they are deceased.   He was married on August 4, 1978 to Roberta Younkin and she survives along with six children, Rebecca Smith of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Elizabeth Cales of Troy, Ohio, Barbara Smedley of Sidney, Ohio, Carol Beffer of Sidney, Ohio, Deanna Haney of Sidney, Ohio and Kevin Watkins of Cleveland, Tennessee; four step-children, Mrs. Robert (Rosemary) Klous of Sevierville, Tennessee, Dale Mathis of Fort Loramie, Ohio, Marty Mathis and wife Brenda of Sidney, Ohio and Bryan Mathis of Sidney, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Horvath of Centerville, Ohio and two brothers, Emerson Watkins of Sidney, Ohio and Robert Watkins of Sidney, Ohio.   One brother, Bruce Watkins is deceased.   Mr. Watkins was a 1947 graduate of Sidney High School.   He was a farmer and a retired truck driver working at Riggs Food Express and KAT in Chesterson, Indiana.   Gravesides services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio.   Robert Klous, son-in-law, will officiate.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5-7 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.    Condolences may be expressed to the Watkins family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:   www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

Charitable donations may be made in Wilbur's memory to the following organization:

Wilson Hospice
http://www.wilsonhospital.com/services/hospice-care/hospice-care
1081 Fairington Drive Sidney Ohio 45365-2491
Tel: 937- 498-9335

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Judy Graver Shannon
   Posted Sat November 01, 2014
My thoughts are with the family at this most of difficult times. Especially remembering Becky at this time as we were classmates and friends for many years growing up in Orange Township. What sweet memories I have of spending time with the family. May each new day be a renewal of faith and strength for you. God bless.

Lynne Hope
   Posted Sat November 01, 2014
Becky, Elizabeth, Carol, Kevin, Deanna, and Roberta,
My prayers and heart felt sorrow are with you during this time. I haven't been to very many family functions for quite sometime, but my heart is always with family.
Uncle Wilbur was so kind to go to dad's house and help us sort through his collection of tractors. He was very helpful.
Again my prayers are with all of you.
Love and God Bless
Lynne

Carol J Beffer
   Posted Sun November 02, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Your children and their families.

With love from Becky, Liz, Barb, Carol, Kevin, DeAnna and their families.


Sonya Bower
   Posted Wed November 05, 2014
I am so sorry for not being there last night I did not know it was last night and I am so sorry that I couldn't see and talk to you all. I think that Wilbur was the nicest,kindest,person ever and my deepest sympathies for all of the family.
Sonya

Sonya Bower
   Posted Wed November 05, 2014
I am so sorry for not being there last night I did not know it was last night and I am so sorry that I couldn't see and talk to you all. I think that Wilbur was the nicest,kindest,person ever and my deepest sympathies for all of the family.
Sonya

CHARMANE L. FOGT
   Posted Mon December 12, 2016
I AM SITTING HERE IN SHOCK.

ALL THIS TIME I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT WILBUR.DEAR ROBERT NEVER SHARED ANY NEWS OF HIS HEALTH.OH HOW I WISH I COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY.

I LOST THE LOVE OF MY LIFE IN 2011. I HAVE NOT KEPT UP WITH MUCH AND NOW I AM HOME BOUND EXCEPT FOR DOCTORS.I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU WILL EVER SEE THIS BUT I LOVE YOU ALL.

DEAR SWEET ROBERTA AND WONDERFUL DALE.

ALL I CAN SAY.. I AM SOOOOO SORRY AND I HURT WITH YOU BECAUSE IT NEVER GOES AWAY.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.