Wallace D. Watkins Jr. , age 80, passed away peacefully September 1, 2010 at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, Ohio.
Born December 21, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio. Retired Electrician. Member IBEW Local 683; and Veteran U.S. Navy. Wally was a gifted athlete at West High School and a lifelong golfer. He was also a proud Union brother.
Wallace worked hard, played harder and left many great memories with all who knew him.
Preceded in death by parents Wallace and Mildred Watkins, brother George (Nancy) Watkins, sister Dorothy (Bill) Brown and son Christopher Watkins.
Survived by wife, Sarah (Steele) Watkins; daughters, Cindi (Richie) Morris, Cathy Watkins, Carol (John) Belford; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Juanita (Kayo) Parsley; and brother, Frank Watkins.
There will be a gathering of friends Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio Flowers and online condolences may be sent at www.jerryspearsfh.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on September 5, 2010