Harold W. Watkins

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“My thoughts are with you, Pat, and your son, daughters, and grandchildren. I will miss seeing Harold around town - he will be missed! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Wright - Pendleton, IN

“R.I.P. brother Watkins. Harold and I were partners on IPD vice squad for several years. He was a good officer, good family man. Prayers for Pat and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Ward - Franklin, IN - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Harold was great man who loved his family so much. He was so proud of his grandchildren and it was such an honor to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Herndon - Anderson, IN

“Dear Patsy, My visits to your home as a child have left very fond memories that I am reminiscing over now. Thank you for your warm welcome, your...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Angela Leigh - Soultz, FRANCE

“Extend our prayers and condolences to your beautiful family. Tried all day yesterday to get an "incredible edible" fruit bouquet out to the house,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Richard and Linda Longerbone - NM

“On behalf of the Société de Police - IPD Adam & Edward (Facebook Group), we send our condolences to the Watkins family and offer the following...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: S. I. Drake, Lt./IPD (Ret) - IN

“Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family. We are so sorry to hear about Harold. Please know we are thinking about you. Denisa Lambert and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Denisa Lambert (Pryor) - IN

“We remember Harold's warmth and concern for others. Condolences to Pat and family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry and Mona Higginbotham - MO


Harold W. Watkins, 78, of Pendleton passed away February 20, 2013 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

He was born in Crawfordsville on August 26, 1934 later residing in Indianapolis until moving to Pendleton in 1970.

Harold retired from the Indianapolis Police Department as a Sergeant Detective in 1988 following 27 1/2 years service.
Following retirement he was in real estate sales, served as a Madison County Deputy Coroner and Madison County Unified Courts Bailiff.

He was a 1953 graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and served in the Indiana National Guard.

Harold was a member of the Pendleton Church of Christ, Lynhurst Masonic Lodge #723 F.& A.M., Indianapolis for over 50 years and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Cook) Watkins whom he married August 12, 1962 in Plainfield; three children, Angela (husband, Gregg) Hendershot, Chris (wife, Tina) Watkins and Lana (husband, Kevin) Ogburn all of Pendleton; brother, Larry (wife, Vera) Watkins of Danville; ten grandchildren, Nathan, Grant, Nicolas, Noah and Paige; Chaston and Erica; and Andrew, Aaron and Kristen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Kelsey and Catherine Irene (Weir) Watkins; and a grandson, Payton C. Hendershot.

Friends may call from 12 until 2 P.M., Monday, February 25, 2013 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton, Indiana 46064.

A private family service will be conducted later with Brother Jim Vaughn officiating and burial following in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

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