Edward Watkins

Edward Allen Watkins

Saturday, August 20th, 1949 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Edward A. Watkins, age 69 of Chester, died Wednesday, April 24,2019 at Chippenham Hospital with heart failure. He is survived by his daughter Tracy Watkins, grandchildren Nicholas Bailey and Alexandria Bailey, sister Patty VanAsh, Karen Rieger, and Donna Pemberton, and brothers Kelly Watkins, Curtis Watkins, and Bobby Watkins. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Curtis Watkins, and his wives Darlene Watkins and his Laura Watkins.

Ed was born in Pierre, South Dakota, and served in the United States Navy after high school graduation. In 1988 he and his wife Laura moved to Richmond, Virginia to work at the family business. He retired in 2016 in order to spend more quality time with his best friend and wife, Laura. Ed always had a smile for everyone and was telling jokes up to the very end.

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Tracy Watkins

Posted at 10:41am
I miss you every day daddy! I will hold on and treasure every moment we spent together. Tell my moms to hug you tight, and please give my love to everyone we love. You will be missed by everyone. I love you!!

Barbara Hager

Posted at 11:48pm
Dear Eddie, you and Lori were such good Friends to me, John, and Julie. I will miss you terribly, but knowing that you are with Lori makes it easier. I will always remember the fun times we had back in the Cajon Speedway days. Our trips to Vegas and all of our shenanigans. Those sure were fun times. I'm so happy we were able to visit with you and Lori a couple of years ago. To Tracy and your family, I am so sorry. Donna, you were the best sister EVER. I'm pretty sure there are a ton on familiar faces where you are now. Love to everyone. Barb

betty stewart

Posted at 02:36am
dear bubba, i am so happy you are with lori again, but sorry you had to leave all of your loved ones. i have very good memories of our past and i hope you are resting now in peace, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS! oxoxo give lori a huge hug from me!

Ken R. Lindsey

Posted at 11:46am
I met Ed years ago thru our mutual love of old cars. It was always a pleasure to see him at a Car Show, and to sit and talk with him about our mutual hobby. We have had some good trips, traveling together to places like York, Pa, Charlotte and Raleigh, along with many local locations. Ed always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by all of use who were fortunate enough to call him friend. I am comforted in knowing that he is now with his Laurie, free of pain and infirmity, and in the presence of our Lord. May God Bless his family. Remember the good times.


Posted at 05:18pm
May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. “God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”​—Psalms 34, verses 18-19.

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