Roger Owen "Chip" Watkins, 46, of Unionville passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born, June 12, 1972 in Bloomington, he is the son of James Roger and Sally Jean (Wakeland) Watkins.
Chip was a Deputy Sheriff for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department for 18 years, and he was a Life Scout for the Boys Scout Troop 100 in Bloomington.
He was a wrestler at Tri-North Middle School and Bloomington High School North graduating in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Jody (Self) Watkins, children, Gage Watkins, Tanner Green, Taylor Watkins, and Kirsten Campbell (Matthew), grandchildren, Briella, Landen, and Carson Campbell, his parents, and brothers, James B. Watkins (Jenny), and Bo Watkins (Leslie), brother-in-law, Matthew Self (Barbara), mother-in-law, Phyllis Self, grandparents, J. Edgar and Marjorie Watkins, nieces and nephews, Jackson, Lola, Georgia, Hudson, Nick, Payton, and Ryan Watkins, Nikki Rader (Jeff), Jessica Baxter (Jay), and Shelby Self, several aunts, uncles, and cousins and six great-nieces and nephews.
Chip was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Marjorie Wakeland, sister-in-law, Kristina Self, and father-in-law, Glenis "Butch" Self.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow at Little Union Cemetery in Unionville.
Visitation will be 3-8pm Friday, and 11am-1pm Saturday at The Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contribution may be made to the charity of one's choice.