ADRIAN – Lenard “Lenny” Watkins, age 93, of Adrian, died May 17, 2017, at Lynwood Manor under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.
He was born January 31, 1924, in Hackleburg, Alabama to William A. and Vena (Brooks) Watkins. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. from 1938 to 1942. On January 23, 1943, he married Aulene Raburn and she survives. Lenard had been employed by Simplex for 38 years, retiring on June 3, 1983. He attended the First Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Aulene, he is survived by three sons, Riley Watkins of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Jerry (Renee) Watkins of Adrian, and Larry Watkins of Adrian; a daughter, Connie (John) Carr of Tecumseh; two sisters, Mishie Mohr of Adrian and Lovie Jaggers of Hackleburg, Alabama; buffalo kisses from Papa will be missed by, eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Watkins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Darrell Hyder and Pastor Don Hyder officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.