Eddy S. Watkins 67, of Howard, passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior and walk the golden streets on October 1, 2021.
He was born on July 12, 1954 in Lock Haven, a son of the late Ralph S. and Mary C. Meckley Watkins. On April 5, 1974 he married the love of his life, Cheryl L. Weaver Watkins in Howard.
Ed was a 1972 graduate of Bellefonte High School. He worked at Piper Aircraft in Quehanna from 1972- 1981. He was a dairy farmer from 1981- 2004. He drove for the Amish after retiring from farming.
He enjoyed hunting and visiting with friends and family. He also enjoyed singing especially the old songs of the church.
While they did not have children of their own Uncle Ed ( Papa Bear ) and Aunt Cheryl ( Mama Bear ) watched over and looked after the nieces and nephews.
He was the walking GPS before there was GPS for the area. Family new they could call him when they were lost and he could tell them how to find the right road to make it to there destination.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl, mother Mary Watkins, and brother Rodney Watkins, Sister-in-laws Lynn McMurtrie of Bellefonte, Marlene (Wade ) Summers of Howard, one Brother-in-law Mont Butler of Blanchard, Nieces Angie ( Stephen ) Bills of Michigan and Bryanna Myers of Howard, Nephews Ryan McMurtrie of Bellefonte and Brant Summers of Howard, Great nephews Stephen and Brentan Bills of Michigan, and very special great niece Nuraya Myers of Howard.
He was preceded in death by his father Ralph and sister Cathy, his in-laws Leonard and Martha Weaver, sister-in-law Brenda Butler, and three brother-in-laws Kevin McMurtrie, Garren Weaver, and Leonard Weaver, Jr.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Howard.
Viewing will be at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard Tuesday October 5, 2021 from 10A.M. until Noon. The funeral will immediately follow. Interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Howard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church,155 Church Road, Howard Pa. 16841. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com
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