Douglas Watkins, 79, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2021. Doug was born in Pontiac, Michigan and grew up in Milford, Michigan. After going to Western Michigan University he served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a writer by profession, and a storyteller that brought enjoyment to many. Doug was a man who could easily strike up a conversation with a stranger waiting in line for a table at a restaurant, people at the table next to him at breakfast, or anyone else who would ask him a question about one of his many baseball caps! Some of these connections even turned into long-time friendships. He leaves behind a wife of 53 years, Judi Watkins; two sons, Ryan & Monte and four grandchildren, Beckham & Ainsley Watkins and Jordan & Ryder Watkins Gee.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Warsaw, Indiana.