We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Molesworth-Williams P.A. Funeral Home
Arthur Leroy Watkins, age 77, passed from this life on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home. Born May 17, 1945 in Frederick, Maryland, he was the son of the late Oliver Watkins and Margaret (Snapp) Watkins.
Leroy was a 1963 graduate of Damascus High School. In high school, he was on the cross country team winning State recognition as well as playing on the Varsity basketball team. While still in high school and during his early marriage, he was a volunteer fireman with the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department.
Immediately out of high school, he went to work for Watkins Cabinet Company in Barnesville, Maryland and continued to work there for 46 years.
He was an avid sports fan his entire life supporting the Minnesota Twins, the Washington Redskins and his children and grandchildren in their many sports activities. During the early 70’s, he played on a Frederick County Slow Pitch baseball team. He bowled at Village Lanes for several years on the A. Myron Cowell bowling team.
He was a member of the New Market Lions Club holding numerous offices including President and Zone Chairman.
He enjoyed traveling following his retirement, visiting China, Cuba, Machu Pichu, the Galapagos Islands, cruising through the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, Greece, Norway, Denmark and Sweden and several family cruises to the Caribbean.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sandra Lee Watkins, daughter Tammy Mullican (Dennis), Myersville, MD, son Timothy Watkins (Cathy) Frederick, MD, and 6 grandchildren whom he adored, Nicholas Mullican, Christopher Mullican (Summer), Jordan Mullican (Chris Chung), Timothy Mullican (Aubrey Wishner), Carly Watkins, and Josephine Watkins; sister, Jane Carey (Jack), brother Ronald Watkins and several nieces and nephews.
He leaves behind his little dog, Trixie, to mourn his loss.
The family will receive friends and family from 5-8 p.m., Memorial Service 6-7 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Market District Lions Club Foundation, c/o Lion Brooks, 13001 Purdum Court, Mt. Airy, MD.