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Clyde R. Watkins

November 24, 1929 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 88)

Clyde R. Watkins, 88, of Quincy, passed away at 11:08 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Ohio Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Shelby County, Ohio on November 24, 1929 to the late Clyde Coleman and Nellie Goldie (Shoffner) Watkins. 


On March 25, 1950, Clyde married the former Bessie Mae Goings in DeGraff, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on February 12, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Bell; 4 sisters; and 8 brothers.


Clyde is survived by his daughter, Debra Clair Watkins of Bellefontaine; three sons, Mark Watkins of Dayton, Tim (Bo) Watkins of DeGraff, and Rick (Cindy) Watkins of St. Paris; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.


He had worked as a security guard for the Stolle Corporation in Sidney and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Quincy.


The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes Street, DeGraff, Ohio. Pastor John Shelton will officiate a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff, Ohio. 


Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.



Donations may be made to:

Ohio Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton OH 45420

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