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William Edward Watkins

February 22, 1930 November 4, 2019
William Edward Watkins
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William Edward "Bill" Watkins, 89, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 in Ardmore.
Bill was born on February 22, 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Earl and Isabell (Williamson) Watkins.
Upon graduating high school, Mr. Watkins joined the U.S. Navy and later attended East Central University and Oklahoma State University, receiving his BA and then Masters Degree in Mathematics. He was an engineer, and worked for AT&T Bell Labs in Boston, Massachusetts and Oklahoma City for almost thirty years. Bill also owned and operated his own business developing computers and software in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a parishioner at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.
Bill enjoyed troubleshooting with electronics, spending time with his family, and researching new avenues in computer technology.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Isabell Watkins, sister Betty Sue Watkins, and brother Earl Howard Watkins.
He is survived by his cousins, W.D. "Buddy" Watkins and wife Paula of Ada, Oklahoma, Eddie Watkins and wife Jerry, of Clinton, Oklahoma, and Glenn Watkins and wife Diana, of Coalgate, Oklahoma.
Mass of Christian Burial for William Edward "Bill" Watkins will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Lehigh Cemetery in Lehigh, Oklahoma.

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10:00 AM 11/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

1300 E. Beverly St.
Ada, OK 74820

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1300 E. Beverly St. Ada 74820 OK

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