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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445
Roger Watkins

Roger Owen "Chip" Watkins

Monday, June 12th, 1972 - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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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.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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Maier Family

Posted at 07:55pm
Our hearts and prayers are with you Watkins family.
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Bo, Sheila, Bo and Amanda Henry

Posted at 06:25pm
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Mom, Bryan, and Brooklyn

Posted at 06:23pm
Taylor and Gage I am so sorry. Know that your dad loves you and will always be with you, wherever you go. Love you both so much!
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Marvin Ulmet

Posted at 05:46pm
Chip Watkins was a great guy. Had a lot of good times many years ago. Working with him at the fairgrounds was always a fun time. Spent a few hours working on Harley's and Corvette. Always great to see him on duty at a restaurant or somewhere we would caught up. We never realize how short our time is here on earth! Godspeed my friend

Phillip Trimble

Posted at 11:08am
I enjoyed being a part of the Bloomington North Wrestling FAMILY and always enjoyed being around Chip on and off the mat. Chip was one of my favorites. He was respectful to Bo, Gary and Me and competitive on the mat but one of the nicest off. A friend.

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