Richard "Alex" Watkins, 31, of Wabash, was taken suddenly, on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:58 p.m. He was born in Wabash, on January 27, 1988 to Donald and Elizabeth (Wallace) Watkins.
Alex was a 2006 Wabash High School graduate. He was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to baseball and basketball. Alex had recently started pitching for his son's t-ball team, which he enjoyed very much and anticipated many seasons to come. He also enjoyed biking.
Alex was always trying to make everyone around him smile. His sense of humor was one of a kind. Alex was happy with the simple things in life. Somehow material things were not important to him. He will be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor and self-assured, free spirit.
Alex leaves behind many who loved him and is survived by son, Quentin Watkins; parents, Donald and Elizabeth Watkins; two sisters, Katie Watkins and Audra Watkins; nephew Jakobe Hannah; niece, Khloe Hannah; maternal grandparents, Richard and Donna Wallace, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of Wabash. Alex was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Loraine Watkins.
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Falls Cemetery Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue, Wabash.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com