82, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2017. He was a Veteran of War in the US Air Force where he served as a pilot and he was an avid golfer.
Predeceased by his wife, Patricia; and parents, Frederick H Watkins and June A. Watkins.
Survived by his children, Catherine Lee Avant (Michael), Charles A. Watkins II (Angie), Alison A. Leanza (nee Watkins), Joseph F. Watkins and Jeffrey D. Watkins (Kerri); grandchildren, Jeri Lynn Perryman (Lucas), Anthony and Joseph Leanza, Sarah and Joseph Watkins, Moranda, Makayla, Taylor and Kelsey Watkins; great grandchildren, Chase, Elijah and Joslynn Perrymna; brother, Gary P. Watkins (Lucy) of Cleveland, OH; nephew of Nadine A. Barr (nee Arnold) of Houston, TX; loving and caring friend to Audrey Lapp, Cathy and Vincent Woods, children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on August 12, 2017, from 3pm-5pm at The Aero Club at Bowman Field, 3333 Roger E. Schupp Street, Louisville, KY.
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 2, 2017