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Edgar E. Watkins, 73, of Washington, passed away at 8:09 p.m. Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Daviess County, to Hubert and Esther (Hawk) Watkins.
He was a member of Southwind Wesleyan Church. He retired from Gemtron Corporation in Vincennes as a lineworker. He loved gardening and cutting grass on his John Deere mower.
He is survived by a son, Preston (Prentice) Watkins of Delaware; a daughter, Christina Chestnut of Washington; four grandchildren, Mitchell Watkins of Washington, Samantha Killough of Washington, Sierra Priddy of Jasper and Jarren Higgins of Washington; great-grandchild, Milo Priddy of Jasper; a sister, Phyllis Gross of Washington; brothers Denny Watkins of Indianapolis and Richard Watkins of Washington; and best friend, Wayne Rhoads of Washington.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son Phillip Watkins; and sister Martha Jane Watkins.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Phil Kessen officiating. Cremation has been scheduled.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Published on December 6, 2016
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