Hurval “Curley” D. Watkins

04/25/1929 — 05/24/2013

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Sturkie, AR

Hurval “Curley” D. Watkins

Curley H.D. Watkins, 84 of Richland, WA passed away surrounded by his family at Kadlec Medical Center. He was born on April 25, 1929 in Moody, MO to Alfred and Alma Irene Ball Watkins.

Curley grew up in Missouri and Arkansas and moved to the Tri Cities in 1943. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends and family and worked at Johnny Gerties Union 76 then for Pringles Vacuum Service in Walla Walla before owning and operating Curley's Union 76.

In 1946 Curley met the love of his life, Marjorie and married her in 1950. Curley was extremely proud of all his family and was a central part to the family unit. He was especially fond of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were his life.
Curley had a way of helping everyone and anyone he could. He loved children and many will remember the joy he found in giving them a soda pop at the gas station. Everyone will remember his selflessness and willingness to always lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. We will miss his stories and his amazing memory. He always started his stories with "I'll never forget" but it is us who will never forget!

He is survived by his sons, Michael Jane, Richard, Terry Terra; grandchildren, Wendy, Ryan, Amelia, Josh, Benjamin, Hailey, Heather and Zachary; great grandchildren, Ashley, Nichole, Hope, Jake, Hazel, Ava, Dexter, Drake and Paxton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; and brother, Harold Watkins.

Visitation will be held 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, May 31, 2013 at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, WA 99352. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens followed by a memorial service, 2 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 520 Thayer Drive, Richland, WA 99352.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1177 Jadwin Richland, WA 99352.

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  • Curley was a special friend for the 41 years I knew him and the family he loved so much.

    JOHN BASMAJIAN
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Thank You Family & Friends who honored our Father & Friend Curley Watkins

    The Watkins Family

    Mike watkins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I miss my gratgranpa he was alwas there when i needed him the most. Im thankful i got to see him one last time.

    Hope matson-watkins
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA
  • Curley was a special friend for the 41 years I knew him and the family he loved so much.

    JOHN BASMAJIAN
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Thank You Family & Friends who honored our Father & Friend Curley Watkins

    The Watkins Family

    Mike watkins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I miss my gratgranpa he was alwas there when i needed him the most. Im thankful i got to see him one last time.

    Hope matson-watkins
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA
  • The ccommunity has lost one of the kindest gentleman we’ve had the pleasure of knowing for many years. He was admired and loved by all who had the pkeasure of knowing him,. Curleys’ extended family has our deepest sympathy.

    Harvey & Sally Chapman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • My heartfelt condolences to the Watkins family Curley will be greatly missed my Prayerswill be with you all

    Ken Mccurdy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Curley was a true sweetheart, always had a big smile and a good story.

    My condolences to the whole Watkins family. God bless you Rick & Ben

    Carol Hoglen Morin
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • “I’ll never forget” all the stories I heard about Curley from my husband, Pete Overdahl. He & his buddies had a great time with him. I’m very sorry for your loss. He & Pete are together again.

    Maggie Overdahl
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • My thoughts and prayers to your family! Curley was a wonderful man and I was very thankful to know him.

    Alicia Dewey
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, United, States
  • curly was like a dad to me hes help me out and has always been there for me curly i will miss you dearly

    Rodney Means
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Curley was the most compassionate man I know, he always had kind words for everyone! He will be greatly missed! My prayers are with all of the Watkins family. He is now with the love of his life Marge and they are smiling down on all of us.

    Kathie Kasper
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Curley was a friend to all of our faamily starting in the early hears of Hanford. A better friend a man never had. When we teen agers needed special favors to get our old cars running Curley was always there to help. When my mother had car problems he would go out of his was to assist her. The same could be said regarding many widows, single women. Curley gave me buckets of tire weights that I turned into fishing sinkers, never charging me a penny for them. Curley was a honest true man in every way. May Heavenly Father bless all of his family with peace an comfort and a feeling of gratefulness for having such a wonderful father and grandfather.

    craig buchanan

    Craig Buchsnsn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, United, States
  • To the Watkins family I am deeply sorry about your fathers passing; I only recently found out about your loss. Curley was an awesome man with great values. He had a love for life, adored his family and was a very patient and caring individual. Some of my fondest memories were of growing up next door to his sons Mike, Rick and Terry; they were all like brothers to me. It’s a heck of a thing to loose a parent. I miss my own father deeply. I’ll always remember the good old days, the stories, and the loving hand of a father. Curley was a very happy man and I remember how he was always whistling away to some unknown toon on his way to work as well as after a hard day. I am sorry for not being able to make it to his funeral; I’ve recently been battling with cancer and am spending as much time with my kids as possible. To the entire Watkins family may The Lord keep you and watch over you. God Bless. -Huey

    Everette day
    November 4, 2014
    West, richland, WA