Gerald V. Watkins
Gerald V. Watkins 80 formerly of East Liverpool, OH passed away on Monday morning, August 10, 2009 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH on February 28, 1929 and was the son of the late Charles William & Ruby Marie Spencer Watkins.
Mr. Watkins retired in 1979 from the former Crucible Steel Mill in Midland, PA, where he was a millwright. He was a graduate of Wellsville High School, a veteran of the US Army and belonged to the Barbershop Chapter. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a deacon, trustee, elder, was past Sunday School Superintendant and sang in the church choir and their quartet.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Rankin Watkins whom he married September 17, 1955.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Brian Watkins and his wife, Monica of Hilliard, OH and Patrick Andrew Watkins of Reynoldsburg, OH; three grandchildren, Jared Michael Watkins, Mary Catherine Watkins and Brian Jeffrey Watkins.
Besides his parents, two brothers, Norman P. Watkins and Dale C. Watkins preceded him in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Stephen Cramer of the church officiating.
Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri State Burial Group will accord military honors.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Thursday, August 13, 2009 form 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, Regional Processing Center, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd. #260, Independence, Ohio 44131-2340