ORRINGTON – James L. Watkins, 76, died October 8, 2017 at the Reading Hospital, in Reading, PA following a brief illness. He was born March 26, 1941 in East Millinocket, son of Charles A. and Letitia (Mitchell) Watkins.
Jim was a graduate of Leavitt Institute, Turner and the University of Maine, Orono with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and employed by International Paper Co. of Bucksport for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Anne Watkins of Orrington; two children, Deborah Watkins of Ann Arbor, MI and John Watkins of Orrington; three grandchildren, Juliet, Gwenivere, and Xander; one brother, David Watkins of Turner; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main Street, Brewer. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Brewer Reception Rooms of Brookings-Smith, immediately following the service. Those who wish to remember Jim in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, 83 Washington Street, Penobscot Plaza, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
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