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Richard Krom Watkins

May 21, 1948 - November 4, 2016

Life Legacy

Richard K. Watkins, “Dick" entered peacefully into rest at his home surrounded by his loving family during the time of his Death on November 4, 2016. He was 68.  


Born at Hamilton Air Force Base on May 21, 1948 to the late Lloyd and Elsie Watkins, Dick was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He went to Arroyo High School and Novato High School, served in the ARMY in the Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive 1966-1969, was a Construction Worker and Truck Driver, loved riding his Harley, Golfing, Bowling and Playing with his Grandchildren. Dick belonged to the DAV, VFW and was a Cub Master for the Boy Scouts.

Dick was a Proud Family Man!  He was so proud of his father who was a retired Air Force during World War II flying in B17 Bombers as a Top Turret Gunner with so many successful missions.  His Great Grandmother who was Cherokee Indian came to California from Texas in a Covered Wagon and just died short of her 101st Birthday.  He was proud of the fact that his wife’s mother’s maiden name was Watkins and had a brother Richard Watkins

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Watkins (Cudiamat), Children: Richard Jr. Richard Dean (Ronda) and Tamara Watkins, Grandchildren: Richard D Jr., Alyssa, Brandon, Destiny, Faith, Jacob, Hunter, Hope, Kaitlyn, Tristan, Justin, Sophia and Max, and Great Grandson Emiliano, In-laws: George (April) and Charlie Cudiamat, Debbie (Bob) Romero and Michael Ball, Aunt Patricia Watkins and many close cousins he loved and enjoyed spending time with, Nieces and Nephews: Dawn, Cindy. Larry, Selena, Christie, Carrie, Ashley and Samantha. Dick was predeceased by his sister Sharon Ball  (Dolly)

Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with a Chapel service beginning at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 13th at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary 267 E. Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo. 

 A Celebration of His Life will be on Monday, November 14th at 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the San Lorenzo Community Center Park Duck Pond 1970 Via Buena Vista San Lorenzo with ARMY Honor Guard providing honors and presenting His flag to Nancy. Nancy and her family will have an escort by the “Warriors’ Watch Riders” from their residence to the San Lorenzo Community Center Park Duck Pond as they celebrate Dick’s life and dedication to His country. 

Donations were made to the Wounded Warriors, Children’s Cancer Society, DAV, VFW, Easter Seals, Heart Assoc. and Diabetes Research and many others.

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