William Watkins

William Russell Watkins

ASHLAND: William Russell Watkins, 80, of Ashland, passed away peacefully at his home on June 17, 2014. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, Scoutmaster and friend.

He is survived by his children, Barbara, Betty, Michael and Russell; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Joshua, Maegan and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Adette Watkins.

There will be a brief hale and farewell ceremony, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Albion Cemetery, Albion, Ohio. An informal gathering will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Oak Park Tavern in Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Boy Scouts of America.

The Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Mr. Watkins.

Online guest registry at www.wappner.com

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
308 Claremont Ave Ashland, OH 44805
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Published in the News Journal on June 26, 2014