Ronald M. Watkins

October 9, 1938 - March 28, 2017

10/09/1938 - 03/28/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday March 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Service
Friday March 31, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday March 31, 2017
11:30 am
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions

Ronald M. Watkins, 78, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born October 9, 1938 in Paden City, WV, a son of the late Kenneth Watkins and Geneva “Peg” Patterson Watkins-Freeland.
Ron was a retired coal miner with Consolidated Coal Co. having built and operated the Gem of Egypt and later operator of the Silver Spade.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Orin Leon “Sonny” Watkins; a grandson, Matthew Hamilton; and several aunts and uncles.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Patricia “Pam” Morgan Watkins of St. Clairsville; a son, Mark (Theresa) Watkins of St. Clairsville; two daughters, Amy Watkins of St. Clairsville and Brenda (Michael) Navolio of Darlington, PA; a sister, Shirley Smith of Newell, WV; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville where funeral services will be held Friday at 11am with Rev. Laurie Armstrong and Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Share your thoughts and memories of Ronnie with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Diane Klages Dodgen
5 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Rhian Elliott
5 years ago

Dearest Pat and family…So sorry for your loss. Holding you and your family in my heart and prayers. My sincere condolences.

Joyce Zeiher
5 years ago

Pat and family…. so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

terri fitzgerald
5 years ago

pam and family , I am so very sorry for your loss. I will hold you close in thoughts and prayers. take care. terri fitzgerald

Donnie Griffith
5 years ago

Amy, thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. May God’s hand rest upon your shoulder and provide you all with great memories and comforting thoughts in the coming days.
I’ve walked in your shoes and my prayers are with you as we’ll walk together to get beyond this time.