Richard Watkins, 77, St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at home.

He was born Nov. 4, 1941.

Richard married Patricia Ann Schultz; she preceded him in death.

He was an over-the-road truck driver, mechanic for 18 years at Casey Meyers and Polsky Motors, and later worked in law enforcement in St. Joseph, Andrew County and as Chief of Police in Easton.

Richard was also preceded in death by: his parents, Lewis and Ethel (Alexander) Watkins.

Survivors include: daughter, Stephanie Watkins (Jerry Ritter); grandson, Richard Michael Watkins; and great-grandson, Dayton.

Arrangements under the direction of Simplify Cremations and Funerals. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.