Robert Wayne Watkins
Born: Jan 06, 1922
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Robert W. Watkins was called home by our heavenly father Oct. 2 2014. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Chinook High School Auditorium. Arrangemets have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.
Bob was born Jan. 6, 1922 at the Old Sacred Heart hospital in Havre. He is the son of the late Ben and Katie Watkins. The youngest of nine brothers and sisters. He graduated Chinook high School in 1941. Shortly after that he enlisted in the Army until his honorable discharge in 1946. He earned several medals during his stay in the Army.
He then returned back home to Chinook to work the family farm. In Chinook is where he met the love of his life Lenore. They married Oct. 19, 1946. Together they made a home on the old homestead ranch, North of Chinook, where they lived and worked for 65 years. They raised four children there. He was also a Mason. He recently received his 50 year pin.
Bob loved spending time with family and friends sharing stories. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to dances, helping out the neighbors whenever they needed it. He was a great friend to all and always had a funny joke or story to tell you. He found laughter in many ways. One of his favorite sayings was “Don’t stick beans up your nose” that was his way of saying good bye.
He was preceded in death by his two sons Curtis Eugene, and Ricky Glenn, his parents Ben and Katherine, brothers Lawrence, Percy, Orville, Everett, Glenn, sisters Grace, Blanche, Helen, and Ethel.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lenore, son Jerry, daughter Kelly, 3 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many. So here’s to you dad “Don’t stick beans up your nose” until we meet again.
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