Bobby E. Watkins
Bobby E. Watkins
  • August 29, 1924 - March 5, 2013
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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Bobby E. Watkins, age 88, of Chillicothe, passed away Monday March 5, 2013 at 12:53 a.m. at his residence.
He was born Aug. 29, 1924 in DeWitt, Ark. to Reo and Neelie Watkins. He married Ruth Ordzinski April 26, 1947 in DeWitt. She passed away March 25, 1997 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Meyer.
Survivors include one son, Edward Watkins of Chillicothe, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Bobby worked for CILCO retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Chillicothe VFW Post 4999 and the Chillicothe American Legion Post 9.
Funeral services will be Friday March 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Friday.
Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.
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