Richard “Alex” Watkins, 31, Wabash, passed away at 10:58 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born in Wabash on Jan. 27, 1988, to Donald and Elizabeth (Wallace) Watkins.
He was a 2006 Wabash High School graduate. He was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to baseball and basketball. He had recently started pitching for his son’s t-ball team, which he enjoyed very much and anticipated many seasons to come. He also enjoyed biking.
He was always trying to make everyone around him smile. His sense of humor was one of a kind and he was happy with the simple things in life. Somehow material things were not important to him. He will be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor and self-assured, free spirit.
He leaves behind many who loved him and is survived by his son: Quentin Watkins; parents: Donald and Elizabeth Watkins; two sisters: Katie Watkins and Audra Watkins; a nephew: Jakobe Hannah; a niece: Khloe Hannah; maternal grandparents: Richard and Donna Wallace; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of Wabash.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Donald and Loraine Watkins.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Falls Cemetery Chapel, 725 Falls Ave., Wabash.