Commander Robert Lewis Watkins went to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep on April 26, 2014. Bob is preceded in death by his first wife Marky Maddox Watkins and parents Bryan and Bess Watkins. His is survived by brother Thomas Hart Watkins & wife, Terry Hiner, daughters Maria Bissonnett & husband Michael Hock and Shari Thomasson & husband James. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Beverly and her children Chris & wife Kathy Darter, Stephen & wife Karla Darter; David & wife Tammy Darter; Michael & wife Amy Darter and Angela Stogsdill. Bob was very proud of his many grandchildren: James Thomasson lll, Krysten Thomasson, Geoffrey Darter, Elizabeth Evans, Beau Bonta, Melanie Darter, EmilyWasson, Shane Bissonnette, Mark Darter, Cody Bissonnette, Haley Bissonnette, Drew, Cooper and Nate Stogsdill, and Ashlyn, Aubrey and Aysa Darter, and his eight great grandchildren.
Bob was a decorated naval officer, aviator and sailor. His days at sea were spent on ships: the Constellation, The Coral Sea, the-Lexington and, the Kitty Hawk. He was awarded 18 medals including The Bronze Star and several commendations. He proudly served his country for 25 years and despite his many travels and deployments, he always considered Oklahoma his pride and joy. Bob loved to sing and tell stories, and he will be greatly missed by all of us who loved him deeply.
There will be a graveside service with military honors on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. held at Rose Hill Burial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.