Larry Watkins

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ST. PARIS — Larry D. Watkins, 69, of St. Paris, passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1946, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of the late Harry and Eva Jane (Gillman) Watkins.

Larry is survived by one sister, Anne Shaffer, of St. Paris; four nephews, Michael Shaffer, Marc Boyer, Micky (Darlene) Boyer and Lester Boyer; one niece, Amber Boyer; special friends, Donna Akers and Doug and Danny Millikan.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Debbie Watkins Boyer and one brother-in-law, Ivan Boyer.

Mr. Watkins retired in 2008 after working for 30 years at the Urbana Fire Department as a dispatcher. Larry was a member of the St. Paris City Council and the JSP Joint Fire District Board and active in both.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until hour of service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's honor to JSP Fire and EMS District P.O. Box 648 St. Paris, OH 43072 or Urbana Fire Department 205 S. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Watkins family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 20 to July 21, 2016