PEORIA - David Dale Watkins, 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Peoria, Ill., passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Dave was born on July 5, 1946, the adopted son of Donald and Hilda Watkins, both of whom proceed him in death.
He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, Sally Ann of Indianapolis; son, Jeff Watkins of Peoria; stepson, Dan Clark (Toni) of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren, Nick Phillips and Jamison Clark.
Dave was a graduate of Peoria (Central) High School and later would enter an apprentice program to become a skilled electrician.
He was employed by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Peoria, Ill., and Anheuser Busch, Columbus, Ohio, where he retired after 16 years of service.
Calling will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Christ Lutheran Church, Peoria, Ill., with a memorial service to follow.