Fredrick James "Jim" Watkins
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Location: 11:55 p.m., at his home in Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Age: 89
Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 08, 1928
Birth place: Monticello, Indiana
 
 
Father: Fredrick Albert Watkins  
Mother: Addie ( Shell ) Watkins  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Jim had lived in Monticello, Indiana, all his life.
Funeral Date: Friday, May 04, 2018
Funeral Location: 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Rev. Amber Kartosky - Litten (his granddaughter)
Burial will take place: I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Jim had been in failing health for the last several months and has had a broken heart since the loved of his life, Ina Marie "Peggy" Watkins, passed away in 2016. He had lived in Monticello, Indiana, all his life and was a 1946 graduate of Roosevelt High School of Monticello, Indiana. Jim enjoyed flying and got his pilots flying license when he was very young. He was a machinist all his life. Jim started his first shop, Jims Auto Parts and Machine Shop in Monticello. He also worked for Barney’s Wrecker Service of Monticello, Indiana, working 24 hours a day for eighteen years, was the manager of NAPA for several years, the former SIMS Auto Sales, and finally working and retiring from Hubbard Chevrolet, all of Monticello, Indiana. Jim was a locksmith as well and was known to unlock numerous vehicles throughout the years. He did a lot of things for kids in the area and would unlock their vehicles for them and not charge them for it (he would get in big trouble at home with his wife for not charging them). After retiring, Jim, went to work for the former Lear Quality Heating and Air Conditioning maintaining their fleet as well for McDonald Mechanical, both of Monticello, Indiana. He was known well going around everywhere with a cigar in his mouth. Jim was a very likable guy and would sit and listen to anyone and everyone.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On September 16, 1950, in Monticello, Indiana, he married Ina Marie "Peggy" Crowe; she passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Survivors include:
Children,
Jim "Sam" (wife Yvonne) Watkins,
Doug (wife Sandy) Watkins, and
Cindy (husband Ronnie) Greear, all of Monticello, Indiana;

Nine (9) Grandchildren;

Eight (8) Great Grandchildren;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Fredrick Albert and Addie (Shell) Watkins;

Wife,
Ina Marie "Peggy" (Crowe) Watkins;

Daughter,
Linda Kelham;

Brother,
Tom and wife, Betty Watkins, and
Bill and Mary Watkins.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.