Marsh Watkins

Obituary of Marsh Watkins

Walter Marsh Watkins of Dexter, son of the late Earl L. and Eunice Ellene Marsh Watkins, was born in Cash, Arkansas on September 10, 1928, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on January 18, 2018, at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 8 days.

Marsh had lived in Cash, Arkansas until he moved to Missouri. On July 9, 1946, he married Bobbie Lucius and she passed away on November 6, 1964. He owned and operated Watkins & Sons Funeral Home until his health forced him to retire. He was a member of the Dexter Rotary Club, enjoyed Cardinals baseball, and fishing with his friends. On March 10, 1983, he married Dixie White and she passed away on February 11, 2016.

Surviving are one son, Mike (Angela) Watkins of Dexter, Missouri; step-sons, Joel (Jamie) Dodd of Benicia, California, Brian (Cheryl) Dodd of Bernie, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Ike Watkins of Dexter, Missouri. Other relatives and many friends also survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two wives, Bobbie Watkins and Dixie Watkins, four sons, Bill, Rick, Rob, and John Kevin Watkins and step-daughter Kim Morgan.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.