David Dean Watkins
July 17, 1955 ‒ October 26, 2015
David Dean Watkins passed away, October 26, 2015 in Lexington Court Care Center surrounded by his family. He was 60.
He was born July 17, 1955 in Mt. Gilead to parents Oren Day and Wanda June (Harden) Watkins. After he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1973, he attended North Central Technical School in Mansfield until deciding to join the work force.
For several years David worked for ITT North Electric, United Telephone Company and most recently with Deca Manufacturing.
He had a true passion for collecting genealogical information. He spent many hours researching his family tree, and a great deal of time at the Ohio Genealogical Society in Richland and Morrow Counties. David also enjoyed collecting lighthouses, taking photographs of family, and supporting Lexington sports and the Band of Gold.
He is survived by his mother Wanda June Watkins of Lexington; children Sandra Deon Watkins of Powell, and Jeffrey David (Megan) Watkins of Mt. Gilead; five grandchildren; siblings Cathy Gene Miller of Mansfield, Julie (Rex) Jordan of Marion, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
David was preceded in death by the late Oren Day Watkins; sister Judy Green; nephew David Miller, and grandmother Ethel Harden.
His family will receive friend’s 4-7 p.m. on Thursday October 29, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday morning. Pastor Ron Smals will officiate and burial will take place at Lexington Cemetery.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve David’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com