John C. Watkins

January 11, 1920 - November 24, 2008

01/11/1920 - 11/24/2008

Past Services

Monday December 08, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Watkins, John C., 88, of Benwood, WV, died Monday, November 24, 2008 in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling, WV.
He was born January 11, 1920 in Wheeling, a son of the late Howard and Anna Marie Watkins. John was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a U.S, Army veteran of WWII, and a Catholic by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Watkins; three brothers, Elwood, Howard, and Donald Watkins; a sister, Mary Margaret Seabright.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Robert Forrester of McMechen, WV; two sons, John R. Watkins and Danny Watkins, both of Benwood; two grandchildren, Christine Forrester of McMechen and Jennifer Forrester of St. Clairsville, OH; four great-grandchildren, Angelica Bendo, Sheehan White, Kayla Burrows and Faith Burrows; two brothers, Robert Watkins of Ohio and Paul Watkins of Wheeling; two sisters, Bonnie Vazquez of St. Clairsville and Betty Snyder of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 8, 2008 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, with Rev. Joseph J. Hayden, S.J. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 1111 Lee St. East, Charleston, WV 25301.
Online condolences may be expressed at

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Gary Munday
8 years ago

Linda, John and family,

Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I passed the online obit along to Jean.

You’re in our thoughts,

Gary & Dawn