LAKELAND, Fla. — Richard “Dick” L. Watkins, 75, passed away Saturday from complications of lung disease.
Born April 12, 1938, in Washington, he was the son of James Edgar and Velma Inez (Roach) Watkins, who preceded him in death.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and married Carolyn Sue Richard Sept. 20, 1959, and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Teresa Stumpf (Mike) of Rockville, and Tonya Dougherty (Alan) of Lakeland; a brother, Danny Watkins (Connie) of Washington; a sister, LaDonna Latkowski of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandsons, Eric and Jarod Wilson and Sean Dougherty.
No services are scheduled at this time. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Lung Association.