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Leonard H.R. Watkins

January 15, 1937 - November 3, 2021

Burial Date November 8, 2021

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Leonard H.R. Watkins age 84 of Lima, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at his home with the love of his family by his side.

He was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Cheltenham, England, to Leonard and Alice (Godsill) Watkins who preceded him in death. On Sept. 5, 1972, he married Anna M. (Gay) Watkins who preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2004.

He is survived by nine children, Roger (Cheryl) Watkins of NJ, Diana (Mark) Bishop of Harrod, Rick (Sandy) Watkins of Winchester, KY, Marcia Pate of Harrod, Debbie Stauffer of Lima, Alicia (Craig) DuVernay of Wapakoneta, Pamela Flory of Lima, David Flory of Lima and Michael Watkins of Lima; daughter-in-law, Ginger (Larry) Watkins-Rogers of Lima; 32 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by two sons: Roger Flory and Glenn Watkins; brother, John Watkins; sister Christina Dare and son-in-law, Donnie Stauffer.

Leonard retired from Teledyne, had been a security guard for Burns Security and delivered prescriptions for Ray’s Pharmacy in the Clock Tower Plaza. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard and enjoyed woodworking. Leonard especially enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his Dachshunds.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Full Gospel Temple of Love, 713 Edsel Ave., Lima, Ohio 45801. Pastor Joe Compton Sr. will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Ward Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice or the Kidney Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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