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January 17, 2014

Obituaries for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

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Somerset — James “Wilford” Watkins

James "Wilford" Watkins, 85, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Wilford was born on December 10, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late James Leo and Elsie Sherman Watkins.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Wilford married Ollie Pearl Gumm in London, Ky., on February 20, 1949. They have two children from their union.

He retired from the State of Kentucky Department of Highways, serving ashighway designer and assistant district engineer after 36 years.  Wilford was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Somerset. He was a longtime member of the Somerset Model Airplane Club.

He is survived by his son, Terry Lee (and Barbara Anderson) Watkins, of Somerset, Ky., and his daughter, Patty Gayle (and Richard) Cundiff, also of Somerset; his sister, Janet Lee Smith, of Los Gatos, Calif.; grandchildren Chad Everett Brown, of Somerset, Ky., and Brad Edward Brown, of Eubank, Ky.; and one great-granddaughter, Brandi Brown, of Eubank, Ky.

Along with his parents, Wilford is preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Pearl Watkins.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Wilford's funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Pendley officiating.

Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for James "Wilford" Watkins.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.

 

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