Donnie Lee Watkins

December 1, 2009

Donnie Lee Watkins 80, of Michigantown, IN, died December 1, 2009 at the home of his granddaughter. Born October 4, 1929 in Clinton County, IN to Roy Lee & Mary E. (Young) Watkins. He married Mary Ann Laughner on January 2, 1948 and she preceded him in death in August of 1994. Mr. Watkins was a lifetime Clinton County resident. He worked at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis from 1951 until he retired in 1981. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Jeff Yandell will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Daughter: Connie (Jerry Sr.) Hill of Frankfort, IN Grandson: David (Fiancé Rhiannon Hurley) Birden of Michigantown, IN Granddaughter: Shannon (Richard) Gray of Frankfort, IN Sister: Betty Bradley of Lebanon, IN 6 Great Grandchildren: David Thomas Russell, Samantha Marie Oldham, Tyler Gray, JanDel Bibler, Hailie Brown, Christopher Birden 2 Great Great Grandchildren: Lyrick Jean Lunsford and Havan Lunsford 2 Step Grandchildren: Darla Pattengale and Jerry Hill Jr. 2 Step Great Grandchildren: Evan, Lauren, Jason, Robbie, Joey and Neimiah 2 Step Great Great Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by his wife, an infant son, one brother and one sister.


2 Condolences for “Donnie Lee Watkins”

  1. Joyce and Terry Phillips December 3, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Dear Shannon, Richard and family,
    Our prayers are with you at this time. I know it will be hard for you, and even tho you are grieving at the loss right now of your wonderful Grandpa Watkins, know and have peace in your heart that he is in a very happy wonderful place with the LORD, and all his loved ones that have gone on before him. You’ll see him again someday. What a happy reunion that will be. Shannon, I love you very much. GOD be with you,
    Love Joyce

  2. Janet McVay December 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Connie & Family
    I just found out about your dad and am so sorry. But we all have to let go at some time and he is no longer suffering. I just want to say you and your family will be in our prayers during this time. This message is from all of the members of James Laughner side of the family. Love you very much.
    Janet & Darwin McVay

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