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 Robert Watkins

Robert Watkins

Death 2003 (aged 90–91)
Burial Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 59000253 · View Source
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CANASTOTA - Robert D. Watkins, Sr., 90, of 400-133 Lamb Avenue, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at his home.

He was born on July 27, 1912, in the Town of Lenox, the son of David and Frances Clock Watkins.

Bob had lived in the Canastota area all of his life, attending the Wampsville school.

He had been a dairy farmer all his life, working on the family farm on Route 5 in Canastota, later owning and operating a dairy farm on North Main Street Road, retiring after many years.

Bob enjoyed watching sports, especially when his children and grandchildren played.

He married Alice F. Carleton on Dec. 13, 1947 in Oneida. Alice died on July 6, 1992.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Loretta Watkins of Canastota and Jeffrey W. Watkins of Corfu; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Cindy and Al Hilliker of Charlotte, N.C.; Linda and Ron Richardson, Barbara and Mark Taylor, Debbie and Joe Rapasadi and Alice Watkins, all of Canastota; a daughter-in-law, Donna Watkins of Canastota; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Gertrude Watkins of Hamilton and Clifford and Ruth Watkins of Cazenovia; a sister and brother-in-law, Helena and Melvin Metot of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Watkins of Oneida; a brother-in-law, Lomond Berry of Canastota; 17 grandchildren, Shelly Cassell, Steve Hilliker, Matthew Richardson, Mindy Watkins, Sarah Watkins, Elizabeth Watkins, Bobby Watkins, James Kahn, Tammy Watkins, Jeffrey Watkins, Jessica Watkins, Nicole Watkins, Nick Taylor, Gary Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Andrea Rapasadi and Joey Rapasadi; a great-grandson, Kyle Cassell; several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by a son, Carleton E. "Carl" Watkins; a brother, David Watkins; and a sister, Mary Berry.


Funeral services for Robert D. Watkins, Sr., 90, of Canastota, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., Canastota. The Rev. Dean Moyer of the United Church of Canastota will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Oneida. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 201 James Street, Canastota.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 59000253
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Watkins (1912–2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59000253, citing Saint Helena's Cemetery, Oneida, Madison County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Andrew L. (contributor 46818829) .