Col. Charles Edward Watkins, 76, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away unexpectedly, March 25, 2006 in the hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles Edward and Mabel Fisher Watkins.

Col. Watkins was born in Bronxville, NY and grew up in Larchmont, NY, graduating from Mamaroneck High School in 1947. He then served in the military for 32 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Constance Campbell Watkins; son, William Watkins of Lawrenceville, GA; his daughter, Colonel ( Retired) Gayle Watkins of Cold Spring, NY; and his son Major Steve Watkins of Sun Prairie, WI.

Funeral Services, will be held at the Old Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY at 10 am on Friday, March 31, 2006. Interment will be in the Post Cemetery, West Point, NY. The William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108, ph. 800-826-6693.

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