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Kenneth Watkins

May 29, 1930 ~ May 15, 2019 (age 88)

Kenneth Watkins, 88 of Bowen, Illinois died at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday May 15, 2019 at his home in Bowen.

He was born on May 29, 1930 in Pekin, IL to James K. and Sadie Marks Watkins. He married Faye E. Davis on February 16, 1949 in Virginia, IL. She preceded him in death on October 17, 2014.

Kenneth was employed as a press operator at Electric Wheel in Quincy and also PerMar Security Services in Quincy. He was a faithful member of the Augusta Assembly of God Church. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948.

He is survived by 5 sons Kenneth “Dude” Watkins (Bonnie) of Bowen, IL, Danny Watkins of Ursa, IL, Russel Watkins of West Point, IL, Ronald “Joe” Watkins (Lynn) of Bowen, IL. JohnWatkins (Sandra) of Sterling, IL, 1 daughter, Linda “Susie” Walker (David) of Bowen, IL, a brother, Bill Watkins of Fountain Green, IL, 2 sisters; Donna Inman of Avon, IL and Mary Slabaugh of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Claude “Butch” Watkins, a daughter, Kathern Wise, 5 grandchildren, 2 daughters-in-law, Betty Watkins and Barbara Watkins,  a brother, Harvey Watkins and a sister, Pauline Gerky.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Augusta Assembly of God Church in Augusta, Il. with Rev. Patsy and Rev. Jerry Spratt officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Bowen cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon until the time of services at the Church. Memorials may be made to the Augusta Assembly of God Church.

The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, Il. is handling arrangements.

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