Willard Henry Watkins

Willard Henry Watkins

Male 1914 - 1987  (72 years)

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  • Name Willard Henry Watkins 
    Born 22 Nov 1914 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1987 
    Age 72 years 
    Person ID I62228  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Lucius Alonzo Watkins
              b. 24 Apr 1873
              d. 11 Dec 1934  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Elizabeth Ann Rice
              b. 25 Jul 1876
              d. 14 Feb 1952  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Grace E Mason 
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leona Mae Bettinger 
    Married: 1x1. John Edward Watkins
              b. 7 Jan 1949
              d. 15 Sep 1987  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x2. Sandra Irene Watkins
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F8276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ancestors Virginia Hall
              b. 19 May 1925, Durhamville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Mar 2009  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1978  Sandy Creek, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 63 years and 8 months - She was 53 years and 2 months  
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F20210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1935 PACS

      Willard Henry Watkins - November 22, 1914 - June 11, 1987. Military Service: Enlisted December 1, 1941 in the Royal Canadian Air Force; Transferred August 17, 1943 to the United States Army Air Corp with rank of Staff Sergeant; April 16, 1945 reported missing in action in Germany for 23 days. Son of Lucius Alonzo and Elizabeth Ann Rice Watkins. Husband of Grace E. Mason Watkins (married August 15, 1936, divorced) & Leona Mae Bettinger Gould Watkins (divorced September 7, 1972) & Virginia Hall Vakula Watkins (married July 24, 1978.)

      Newspaper Obituary - Friday, June 12, 1987 Syracuse Post-Standard - Syracuse, New York - Willard 'Bub" Watkins, 72, of Pulaski died Thursday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Canandaigua. Mr. Watkins was born in Pulaski. He managed a service station here and retired in 1978 after 20 years as owner and operator of Bub's Restaurant He was also employed several years with the Ringgold Fire Department. Mr. Watkins served in World War II and was a member of Robert Edwards Post 358, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an honorary member of the Ringgold Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Hall; a son, John E. of Gouverneur, two daughters, Sandra Boyd of Pulaski and Barbara Watkins of Oswego; a stepdaughter, Carol Conrad of Mexico; and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home, the Rev. Virgil H. Hager officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 7385 Park Street. Contributions may be made to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center's volunteer service.