Robert Eugene Watkins, 74, passed away on May 18, 2010. Survived by his children, Kathy (Tim) Rupert, Allan Mark (Glory) Watkins, Phillip (Deanna) Watkins and Tim (Tammy) Watkins; grandchildren, Tiffeny Pontius, Jeremy Watkins, Jacob Watkins, June Raghoo, Kenneth Johnson, Taryn Watkins, Jayme Watkins, Darian Watkins and Zachary Watkins; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Alma (Ted) Barker, Noretta Hicks and Betty Gray; brothers, Vernon (LaVina) Watkins and Bill (Dorothy) Watkins; sister-in-law, Judy Lay; nephews, Tracy and Raymond Lay, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lee Ann M. Watkins; and parents, Elmer Watkins and Mary Buehler. Robert was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Canon City, Colo. He served many years as a Captain of the Pueblo Fire Department and in addition, he worked as a mechanic. He was a member of A.F.L.C.I.O. He also served as president of the local chapter. As per Robert's request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Kathy, Mark, Phillip and Tim,

    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. We had some great times with him, (hunting, cracking jokes, spending the night with him). He will be truly missed by both of us. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love all of you, Gary and Joyce

  2. When I was 8 my family took a vacation to see Aunt Mary and Bobby took me for a ride on his bicycle to a store to buy ice cream! Bobby stayed with Grandma and Granddad (Claudie an Will) on the farm in Lovington during one of his high school years. We had lots of family gatherings while he was there! There were many funny things that happened to Bobby during that time! He would turn red if I were to tell on him! Later years Bob,LeeAnn and children visited with my parents(Elmer & Mildred)in Lovington,NM. It was always such a joy to have our Colorado family come to visit! Great memories always come to mind when the names of my Colorado cousins are mentioned! I love you all!
    May you find comfort in knowing you will see him again. Until then you have some wonderful memories to carry you through!!
    May God bless you all!

  3. Kathy, Mark, Phillip and Tim,

    I remember all the good times I had with your family. Your dad was one of my two favorite Uncles. He will be missed so much.

    May God’s blessing give you peace in this difficult time.

    Love you,
    Cousin Carol

  4. I worked with Bob numerous shifts at Station 7. He was really a nice guy, always friendly and a fun sense of humor. My condolences to his family.

    Dave Cooley, PFD retired.

  5. Kathy, Tiffany, June and Kenneth… our condolences to you at this time. I happened to be online and saw the obituary for your father. He was goof man. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any of you… but may God be with you and comfort you at this time.
    John & Angela Winkler
    Geelong, Victoria Australia

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