Charles “Chuck” T. Watkins, Jr.
August 28, 1943 - April 30, 2018
Charles Thomas Watkins, Jr. left us on Monday, April 30, 2018, to be with his loving wife and best friend Ann Watkins, who predeceased him just 37 days prior on March 24, 2018.
Charles Chuck Watkins was raised in New Castle, Delaware, and was a graduate of De La Warr High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Florida Southern University before serving the Navy as an officer aboard the U.S.S. Essex from 1966 to 1970. Chuck continued his human services career at the State of Delaware’s Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families until he retired in 2008 with 37 years of service. Coach Watkins also spent countless hours serving the Canal Little League as a board member, baseball, and softball coach. As someone who lived a life of service, hard work and dedication to his family, Chuck will be missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known him.
Chuck was 74, and was predeceased by his wife, Ann H. Watkins; father Charles Thomas Watkins, Sr.; and his mother Marjorie Lee Watkins. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie (Marge) Watkins Young; son, Charles T. Watkins III (Chip); daughter, Kathryn A. Bailey (Katie), and son-in-law Rodney D. Bailey, all of Newark, Delaware. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Bethany G. Watkins, Jeffrey C. Bailey, Heather E. Bailey, Tyler D. Bailey and Maddie J. Heeney.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at 11 am in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chuck’s name to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE, 19711.