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William "Bill" Watkins

February 21, 1952 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

William "Bill" Watkins Obituary

William "Bill" Watkins 72

of Kenton


A visitation for William "Bill" Watkins will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton. A celebration of life will then be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Kenton Eagles.

Bill passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. He was born on February 21, 1952, in Kenton to the late  Richard and Jane (Martin) Watkins. On February 28, 2012, he married Kathy "Kate" Lyons and she survives in Kenton.

Also surviving are a brother, Richard Watkins of Dallas, Texas, 5 nieces; Ashley (Darren) McDowell, Lindsey (Dave) Beran, Courtney (David) Wilkinson, Elizabeth (Mike) Donahue, Allie (Jesse) Ross, and several great nieces and nephews.

Bill graduated from McGuffey High School in 1970. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves and was proud to serve his country. Bill worked his family's land as an Angus Cattle and grain farmer for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Kenton Eagles, Amvets Post 1994 in Kenton, as well as the Indian Lake Moose.

Bill lived his life to the fullest and was always having a good time. He loved his wife and friends, and wanted to spend as much time as possible with them, especially with a cold beer in his hand. He also traveled with his wife several times to the caribbean. 

The family would like to recognize that BIll was able to give someone the gift of sight with cornea donation. It truly shows his giving and helpful personality all the way to the end of his life and after. 

Memorial donations in Bill's honor may be made to Not by Choice.

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March 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price McElroy Funeral Home
123 N. Main St.
Kenton, OH 43326

Celebration of Life
March 16, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Kenton Eagles banquet room
St Rt 68 N
Kenton, OH 43326


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