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Charles William Watkins

February 12, 1941 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 78)

Charles William Watkins, 78, Russiaville, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home.  He was born February 12, 1941, in Scottsville, Kentucky, the son of Charles E. & M. Jewell (Ausbrooks) Watkins.  On November 24, 1964, he married Dianne Lawson and she survives.

Charles was a 1959 graduate of Scottsville High School.  He served in the Army National Guard.  Charles was owner and operator of Watkins Body Shop and worked as a truck driver.  He was a member of the Russiaville Masonic Lodge #82 F & AM, and the American Legion. 

Along with his wife Dianne, Charles is survived by his children, James (Julie) Watkins, and Mindy (Tom) Hamilton; grandchildren, Jordon Crew, Ryan Watkins, Alex Watkins, Alyson Hamilton, and Taylor Hamilton; sister, Sue Theis; and son-in-law, John Crew.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherri Crew; and sister, Wilda Lindsey.

A Masonic Service will start at 4:00 pm followed by funeral services Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville, with Pastor Mark Rennaker officiating.  Burial will follow in Russiaville Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-4 pm Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to the Indiana Masonic Home, 690 State Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida 33607.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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